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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.

Core Enhancement Funding Awarded to Zhang

The College of Medicine has awarded Core Enhancement Funding to: Xiang (Sean) Zhang, PhD, research assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Health and manager of the Genomics, Epigenomics and Sequencing Core of the Center for Environmental Genetics, led by Shuk-Mei Ho, PhD. Zhang was awarded $18,800 for his "Validation of Infinium MethylationEPIC Assay for DNA Methylation and Hydroxymethylation Study."

This funding provides existing core laboratories with pilot funding to pursue targeted technology upgrades and thereby advance the core support capabilities offered to the UC research community.


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

Phone: 513-558-5701