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The Department of Environmental and Public Health Sciences is part of the College of Medicine and is housed in a state-of-the-art research facility equipped with the latest technologies in environmental chemistry, aerosol physics, genomics, and molecular genetics. The department offers graduate degrees and medical residencies. Its graduate programs are Environmental Genetics and Molecular Toxicology, environmental and Occupational Hygiene, environmental and occupational medicine, and epidemiology, and biostatistics.

Graduates find careers ranging from the practical, such as occupational medicine and environmental hygiene, to basic research into how genetic and environmental factors affect susceptibility to disease. Our graduates share a common goal: to improve the quality of life by understanding the causes of environmental damage and identifying the effective methods of prevention.

8 Reasons Why Kids Who Grow Up With a Dog Are Happier and Healthier

Article cites a 2010 study that included UC researchers in the Departments of Environmental Health and Internal Medicine at the UC College of Medicine. 

According to a study conducted at the University of Cincinnati, children who test positive to dog allergies, but live with them while they are young, are four times less likely to have eczema. The study further concludes that young children exposed to dog allergens could benefit from a protective effect against future skin allergies.

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Department of Environmental & Public Health Sciences
Kettering Lab Building
160 Panzeca Way
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0056
Mail Location: 0056

Phone: 513-558-5701