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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.

Water in New Richmond Neighborhood Tests Above Limit for Acceptable Lead Levels​

TV segment features Kim Dietrich, PhD, professor in the Department of Environmental Health.

Recent test results show the New Richmond Robin Grays Public Water System has detected lead at levels above what is acceptable in the Robin Hill Drive and Grays Lane neighborhood. One sample of five collected from Sept. 10 to 12 had lead levels that exceeded 15 micrograms per liter, according to a news release from the Village of New Richmond.

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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