The Division 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
Christine Rogers, Research Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, has been awarded a two-year grant of $397,396 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Richard J. Peltier, Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, is featured in an article appearing on the new UMass Amherst ResearchNext website.