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
Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Edward Calabrese is featured in a 22-episode video series commissioned by the Health Physics Society (HPS) exploring “The History of the Linear No-Threshold (LNT) Model.” The society commissioned the series in light of the International Commission on Radiological Protection’s decision to reevaluate its 2007 radiation health standards, which specify the effective radiation dose limit for occupational exposure.
Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Richard Peltier has been appointed to the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Ozone Review Panel. CASAC provides independent advice to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator on the technical bases for EPA's National Ambient Air Quality Standards.
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.