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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.

Ho lifetime achievement

Shuk-Mei Ho, PhD, Honored for Lifetime of Achievement in Research

Shuk-Mei Ho, Jacob G. Schmidlapp Professor and Chair of Environmental Health, was honored Thursday, Oct. 1, at an event hosted by the College of Medicine Office of Research. Senior Associate Dean for Research Melanie Cushion, PhD, presented her with the Lifetime of Achievement in Research Award, and Ho gave an overview of her research in the role of hormones and endocrine disruptors on disease development.

Ho joined the College of Medicine faculty as chair of the Department of Environmental Health in 2005 and was honored with the George Rieveschl Jr. Award for Distinguished Scientific Research at UC’s annual All-University Faculty Awards celebration earlier this year.
A reception followed the event.


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

Phone: 513-558-5701