Mission Statement

The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health's mission is to conduct impactful transdisciplinary research, educate and train future leaders, and engage local and global public health practitioners and communities with the goal of promoting healthy, equitable living and work environments.

Vision Statement

We strive to be the exemplar department improving global environmental health through advancing fundamental scienctific and public health initiatives for clean air and water, safe food and workplaces, and sustainable communities. 

Intrinsic to our mission and vision are:  

Innovative Research

  • Health effects of biological, chemical and physical agents
  • Environmental justice and health disparities
  • Environmental health policy and practice
  • Computational toxicology and risk assessment
  • Molecular and biochemical toxicology
  • Epigenetics and gene-environment interactions in human diseases
  • Exposome and life-course epidemiology

Education and Training

  • Undergraduate program (BSPH with environmental health focus)
  • Departmental graduate programs (MS, MPH, and two PhD tracks)
  • MPH student practicum
  • Certificate and training programs (including non-degree programs)

Practice and Community Engagement

  • Center for Health Environments and Communities
  • Center for Human Environmental and Equity Research
  • Asthma and Environmental Lung Health Institute
  • Public health capacity building, outreach, and education
  • Local and global community partnerships and collaborations