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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.

Talaska named interim chair of Environmental Health

Talaska is an emeritus professor and served as associate chair of the department from 2013 to 2017. He also served as director of the Division of Environmental and Industrial Hygiene and the Biological Monitoring Component Program. A certified industrial hygienist, he has been a member of the World Trade Center Health Program's Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee since 2011 and has served on numerous additional advisory committees and expert panels on environmental and occupational health, hazardous substances and biological monitoring in the U.S. and internationally.

He replaces Shuk-Mei Ho, PhD, who recently became vice chancellor for research at the University of Arkansas.


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

Phone: 513-558-5701