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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.

National Institute's of Health Grant Renewed for Teen-LABS Research Center

The Teen-LABS Biostatistical Research Center has been awarded a grant renewal in the amount of $1,066,072 by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) of the National Institutes of Health. Co-principal investigators on the grant are Changchun Xie, PhD, associate professor of biostatistics in the Department of Environmental Health, and Todd Jenkins, PhD, MPH, a research assistant professor in the Department of Surgery and Department of Pediatrics, also with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

Teen-LABS, which began in 2007, will continue to evaluate the long-term beneficial treatment effects and adverse outcomes of weight loss surgery performed in adolescents, with the Biostatistics Research Center leading the data collection and management of statistical analysis operations.


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

Phone: 513-558-5701