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

UMass Amherst Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Raphael Arku

Assistant Professor Raphael E. Arku has been selected as one of three recipients of the 2020 Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award by the Health Effects Institute (HEI).

University of Massachusetts Environmental Health Sciences faculty Richard Pilsner

An interdisciplinary research team led by environmental epigeneticist Richard Pilsner has identified a single-measure biomarker in sperm mitochondrial DNA that may predict male reproductive health and pregnancy success.

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