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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.

UC Faculty Receive Awards at International Ergonomics Conference

Kermit Davis, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Environmental Health at the UC College of Medicine, and Susan Kotowski, PhD, assistant professor in the College of Allied Health Sciences, recently received awards at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) 2016 International Annual Meeting. Davis and Kotowski jointly received the Best Ergonomics in Design Article Award for "Stand Up and Move: Your Musculoskeletal Health Depends on It." The article is a literature review of various alternatives to conventional office seating for preventing musculoskeletal disorders, providing succinct summaries of the research, along with concrete "take-home messages."

The HFES mission is to promote the discovery and exchange of knowledge concerning the characteristics of human beings that are applicable to the design of systems and devices of all kinds.

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

Phone: 513-558-5701