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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.

How Cincinnati shapes up on life-expectancy study

Article interviews Jun Ying, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Environmental Health at UC College of Medicine, and director of UC’s Center for Biostatistical Services.

A sweeping new national study of the impact of income on life expectancy presents some stark realities for Greater Cincinnati: Overall, we are living longer now than at the beginning of the 21st century. But our longevity ranks among the nation’s lowest, and a huge gap in life expectancy between rich and poor is only growing wider.


Department of Environmental & Public Health Sciences
Kettering Lab Building
160 Panzeca Way
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0056
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Phone: 513-558-5701