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.
Enabling Community Science Through a Point-of-Care Sensor to Detect Toxic Heavy Metals
Profile features Erin Haynes, DrPh, associate professor in the Department of Environmental Health at the UC College of Medicine.
Conventional methods for measuring heavy metal exposure in humans are often expensive, resource intensive, and time-consuming. A portable, point-of-care sensor developed by NIEHS grantees, Erin Haynes, DrPH, and Ian Papautsky, PhD, at the University of Cincinnati’s (UC) Center for Environmental Genetics, may enable a faster, more cost-effective assessment of toxic heavy metals in blood.
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