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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.

Deka Named to Council of the Croatian Academy of Science and Arts

Ranjan Deka, PhD, professor of epidemiology in the Department of Environmental Health, has been named to the Scientific Council for Anthropological Research by the Croatian Academy of Science and Arts. Deka’s research focuses on DNA analysis to understand genetic variation that explains predispositions to cardiometabolic disorders particularly in Polynesian and Croatian island populations.

The Croatian Academy of Science and Arts promotes, organizes and publishes scientific research and encourages the application of the findings of this research, makes proposals and gives its opinion on the promotion of sciences and arts in the fields which are of special importance to the Republic of Croatia. The Academy collaborates with other academies, universities, scientific and cultural institutions, as well as with individual scholars and artists from Croatia and abroad.

The scope of the Scientific Council for Anthropological Research covers planning and implementation of research projects in the field of anthropology, as well as promotion and affirmation of anthropology as an academic discipline.


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

Phone: 513-558-5701