Skip to main content



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.

New name for the Department of Environmental Health

The UC Board of Trustees has approved a new name for the Department of Environmental Health. Effective Feb. 25, the department’s name became the Department of Environmental and Public Health Sciences.

The name change solidifies the commitment of the faculty to the missions of research and teaching and establishes the department as the center of public health education and studies within the University of Cincinnati. The department is home to the Master of Public Health (MPH) Program, led by Glenn Talaska, PhD, MPH division director, and Charles Doarn, MPH program director and professor.

Department of Environmental and Publish Health Sciences


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

Phone: 513-558-5701