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Ranked in top 5% within the University of Cincinnati in annual grants and contracts.


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.

COEC Receives Ohio School Boards Honor

The Community Outreach and Engagement Core (COEC), part of the Center for Environmental Genetics housed in the Department of Environmental Health, received the Business Roll Honor Award from the Ohio School Boards Association. The COEC worked with 30 educators across seven school districts in Eastern Ohio to provide water testing kits for science classes. Rolling Hills Local Schools in Byesville, Ohio, nominated the COEC for the Business Roll Honor Award, which was accepted by Erin Haynes, DrPh, and Rachel Shepler. The teachers worked with students to develop a water testing protocol using the kits, which Haynes plans to use in future water testing research.


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

Phone: 513-558-5701