Welcome Message

I’m delighted to welcome you to the department of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. We are a dynamic and expanding department with highly active and engaged faculty. We offer MS, MPH, and PhD degree programs that span a breadth of environmental health disciplines. The environmental health challenges we face - with global environmental changes occurring at unprecedented rates - make this one of the most exciting, fast moving and relevant areas of study today.

Housed in newly renovated laboratories, our cutting-edge research programs broadly explore the environmental determinants of human health. Areas of focus include exposure and risk assessment to chemicals and pathogens, environmental toxicology, and molecular epidemiology. Students in our research labs gain hands on experience in environmental monitoring, toxicology and health risk assessment, with access to state-of-the-art analytics in chemistry and molecular biology.

Prospective students are welcome to contact any of our faculty members via email and/or phone, or visit us in person to see the opportunities that our program has to offer.

Tim Ford, Ph.D.
Department Chair, Environmental Health Sciences