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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.

Environmental Health Research Honored by NIEHS

A recently published study from researchers in the Department of Environmental Health and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center was selected by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) as a Paper of the Month. The NIEHS-funded study, published in the journal Neurotoxicology, revealed that children in East Liverpool, Ohio who had higher levels of manganese (Mn) in their hair had lower IQ scores.

Researchers on the community collaborative paper included Erin Haynes, DrPH, associate professor; Kim Dietrich, PhD, professor; Heidi Sucharew, PhD, associate professor; Nicholas Newman, assistant professor; and Timothy Hilbert and Pierce Kuhnell, as well as partners from the Kent State East Liverpool campus and a local community organization.


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

Phone: 513-558-5701