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:

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

Environmental Health Sciences doctoral student Monika Roy

Doctoral student Monika Roy recently won two awards from the Northeast Regional Chapter of the Society of Toxicology (NESOT): 2nd place in the Graduate Student Research Award and the Paper of the Year Award. The awards were announced at the NESOT reception during the Society of Toxicology’s annual meeting held virtually on March 22, 2021.

University of Massachusetts Department of Environmental Health Sciences faculty Alicia Timme-Laragy

Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Alicia Timme-Laragy has received the 2021 Outstanding Young Investigator Award from the Society of Toxicology (SOT) Women in Toxicology Special Interest Group. The award is given annually to individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of toxicology in the early stage of their careers.

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Graduate students from across all SPHHS departments tell us why they love UMass, why they chose to attend, and what their education has given them.