Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) focus on protecting human health from environmental and occupational pollutants and exposures, such as those that arise from poor outdoor and indoor air quality, poor water quality, waste products, and workplace hazards. Environmental health professionals seek ways to improve our environment and reduce exposure to pollutants to promote health and prevent disease. Those trained in EHS keep people safe and healthy in the community, at home, and at work.

The mission of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences is to foster excellence in scientific research, teaching/training, outreach, and practice in EHS with the goal of identifying, understanding, and preventing environmentally and occupationally related diseases and injuries in Alabama, our region, the United States, and globally.

Faculty in our program are leading experts in:

  • air pollution,
  • environmental epidemiology,
  • industrial hygiene,
  • environmental justice,
  • disaster preparedness,
  • heat exposure and built environment, and
  • environmental health and sustainability.

Faculty use a variety of analytical, statistical, and sampling methods to answer questions about the impact of environmental and occupational hazards on human health.

Many of the graduates of our programs have become leaders and professionals in environmental health sciences and are employed in academia, research institutions, industry, government organizations, the military, and consulting firms.


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Degree Programs

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Research and Practice

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Faculty

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