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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.

AIHA Names Student Award After Carol Rice

The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Committee has named its Best Student Poster Award the Carol Rice Award, recognizing the accomplishments and commitment to teaching of Carol Rice, PhD, professor emerita in the Department of Environmental Health in the UC College of Medicine. The award was announced at the 2016 American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHce) held in Baltimore.


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

Phone: 513-558-5701