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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.

Alvaro Puga to receive UC honors

Four College of Medicine faculty will be among 18 University of Cincinnati faculty to be honored April 23 with awards for teaching, research, scholarship, creativity, entrepreneurship, faculty-student relations and career achievement at the 2020 All-University Faculty Awards Celebration.

Those recognized will be:

  • David Askew, PhD, professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, with the Mrs. A.B. “Dolly” Cohen Award for Excellence in Teaching;
  • Maria Espinola, PsyD, assistant professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, with the Faculty Senate Exemplary Service to the University Award;
  • Chia-Ying Lin, PhD, Mary S. and Joseph S. Stern Jr. Endowed Chair in Musculoskeletal Research, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, with the Emerging Entrepreneurial Achievement Award; and
  • Alvaro Puga, PhD, professor, Department of Environmental Health, with the George Rieveschl Jr. Award for Distinguished Scientific Research.

The 2020 All-University Faculty Awards Celebration will be held at 4 p.m., Thursday, April 23 in Great Hall at Tangeman University Center and will be followed by a reception with appetizers and refreshments. Sponsored by the Office of the President, Provost Office and Faculty Senate, the event also will honor Fellows of the Graduate School and Academy of Fellows for Teaching and Learning inductees. All are welcome to attend.


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

Phone: 513-558-5701