The Department of Environmental Health Sciences combines the public health sciences of biostatistics, environmental health and epidemiology with natural sciences, mathematics and engineering to provide a quantitative basis to measure and mitigate the effects of environmental stressors on human health. Environmental health sciences professionals anticipate new problems and identify existing ones. They design, implement and evaluate solutions to environmental problems to meet the public health needs of society. They work to minimize the adverse effects of the environment on human health.
Environmental Health Sciences
in the spotlight
Assistant Professor Richard Peltier and colleagues are launching a Do-It-Yourself, citizen science campaign called “Air Sensors Everywhere.” It aims to bring small air pollution sensors to the developed and developing world “to empower people sensors to reduce pollution-linked disease.”
Professor Edward Calabrese proposed a new approach integrating the linear no-threshold (LNT) approach with hormetic dose-response models in the current issue of Health Physics.