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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.

Two from Environmental Health are winners of prestigious NIOSH award

Matthew Dahm, PhD, a recent graduate of the Department of Environmental Health doctoral program and his advisor, Sergey Grinshpun, PhD, professor, are co-recipients of the 2019 Alice Hamilton Award given by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Recognized for their leadership through science by publishing, their work addressed cross-sectional epidemiologic and exposure assessment studies of workers exposed to carbon nanotubes and nanofibers in the United States. The award honors Alice Hamilton, MD, a pioneering scholar and occupational physician, who was the first female faculty member at Harvard University.


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

Phone: 513-558-5701