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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.

The Brains of Flint’s Children, Imperiled by Lead, Could Still Escape Damage

Article features the research of Kim Dietrich, PhD, professor in the Department of Environmental Health in the UC College of Medicine. 

Parents around the country have voiced alarm since the 2015 revelations of staggeringly high lead levels in the drinking water of Flint, Michigan, and more recent reports of spikes in other cities and states. It is easy to understand why people are upset. After learning that Flint's water was tainted, some medical professionals have said the lead would permanently harm young brains and possibly other organs. Yet the Flint children and others like them are not doomed.

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Department of Environmental & Public Health Sciences
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160 Panzeca Way
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0056
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