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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.

Environmental and Occupational Hygiene Program Receives John M. White Award

Members of the Department of Environmental Health’s Environmental and Occupational Hygiene Program will receive the 2016 John M. White Award for research in respiratory protection. Each year the American Industrial Hygiene Association Respiratory Protection Committee selects one article published in a previous year for the award. The authors will receive the award at the 2016 American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition in Baltimore, Maryland, on May 23 for their paper titled "Penetration of Combustion Aerosol Particles Through Filters of NIOSH-Certified Filtering Facepiece Respirators” published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene in 2015.


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

Phone: 513-558-5701