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.

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UMass Amherst Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Laura Vandenberg

In a new opinion piece written for Environmental Health News, Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Laura Vandenberg says the president's state of the union message lacked a necessary focus on cancer prevention, and specifically on research to "understand and communicate the role that environmental exposures play in cancer risk."

Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Richard Peltier writes an essay in The Conversation about how wildfire smoke is really a national health threat.

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