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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.

Ranjan Deka named to NIH study section

Ranjan Deka, PhD, professor and director of the Division of Epidemiology in the Department of Environmental Health, has been named to the Cancer, Heart and Sleep Epidemiology B Study Section of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). His appointment begins immediately, with his term ending on June 30, 2023.

He has previously served as a chartered member of the NIH's Genetics of Health and Disease Study Section. Deka’s laboratory work focuses on the identification of susceptibility genes predisposed to common and complex diseases, and his recent research has examined unique genetic variants in native Samoan populations that put them at a higher risk of obesity.


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

Phone: 513-558-5701