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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 Health's Shuk-Mei Ho Part of Congressional Briefing, Presented Research

Shuk-Mei Ho, PhD, Jacob G. Schmidlapp Professor and Chair of the Department of Environmental Health, participated in a congressional briefing presenting research findings from the National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). The briefing was hosted by Sen. Dianne Feinstein and co-sponsored by the Friends of NIEHS and the Endocrine Society. Ho discussed endocrine disruptor research—links between early life exposures and incidence of disease in later life and across generations. The December visit was highlighted in this month’s NIESH newsletter.


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

Phone: 513-558-5701