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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.

End of Leaded Gas

Finally, the end of leaded gas

After decades of international pressure by a UN group, leaded gasoline is no longer being produced. 

An article from National Geographic highlights the Cincinnati Lead Study cohort, the world's longest running birth cohort research since 1979 at UC's Department of Environmental and Public Health Sciences.

Read National Geographic Article: Finally, the end of leaded gas
Learn more about the Early Detection of Degenerative Disorders & Innovative (EDDI) Solutions Lab, lead by Dr. Amit Bhattacharya.


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

Phone: 513-558-5701