Environmental Health Sciences
The Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and 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 offers a wide range of academic programs which integrate core statistical literacy and methods with the health related biological sciences, including:
- Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)
- Master of Science (M.S.)
- Accelerated Master of Science (M.S.)
- Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
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.
In the Spotlight
Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Alicia Timme-Laragy has been selected to serve as a member of the Cancer Etiology Study Section for the Center for Scientific Review at the National Institutes of Health.
Angela de Oliveira has been appointed Interim Chair of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences. She began a one-year term on July 1st, and will replace Tim Ford, who is stepping down at the end of August.
Urgent research by environmental health sciences researcher Richard Peltier may help ease hospital equipment shortage during the COVID-19 pandemic.