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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.

Firefighters Support Relay for Life

Article cites the research of Grace LeMasters, PhD, and James Lockey, MD, both emeritus professors from the Department of Environmental Health in the College of Medicine, on the higher rates of cancer among firefighters.

A firefighter's job isn't just tough; it's life threatening. Every day, men and women across the United States strap on 60 to 80 pounds of gear, rush into burning buildings and save lives. People call them heroes and rightly so. People generally understand and appreciate the danger that firefighters face from flames and falling debris, but these courageous men and women also face a devastating threat from within their own bodies: cancer.

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

Phone: 513-558-5701