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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 Researchers Recognized by PETA

Jeanelle Martinez, PhD, and Evan Frank, PhD, researchers in the Department of Environmental Health, were recognized by the PETA International Science Consortium Ltd. Martinez and Frank were awarded for their contribution to the Adverse Outcome Pathway (AOP) Wiki, called "Adverse Outcome Pathway for Airway Irritation and Chemical Sensitization.” The award was given based on the merits of its use in the development of in vitro tests replacing the current animal testing model.


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

Phone: 513-558-5701