Mission Statement

The Department of Environmental Health (EH) believes that the essence of public health is the primary prevention of disease. EH’s mission is to contribute to the maintenance and improvement of the health of all people through global leadership in research and training in environmental health.

Department Structure

The Department of Environmental Health focuses on complex problems that require a multi-disciplinary approach. Teaching is carried out through three concentrations:

There are also four Centers housed within the Department of Environmental Health:


Friday, March 27
Admitted Students Open House

Thursday, April 2 — 12:30 in 1302
Specific Aims Review, Harvard-NIEHS Center for Environmental Health
The Center will be holding a Specific Aims Review session for investigators with upcoming grant submissions. A panel of faculty members will offer their review and critique of Specific Aims sections for junior faculty and post docs in a friendly, constructive, open session. This is a voluntary exercise for those who would like some feedback. Lunch will be served. All are welcome. Please spread the word to all junior faculty members and trainees and email Dr. Julie Goodman (jmgoodman@hsph.harvard.edu) if you would like to participate.

Thursday, April 9 — 12:30pm in Kresge 502
Climate Change & Human Health: Impacts and Opportunities
Drs. Joel Schwartz and Sam Myers
For a full schedule of Climate Week events, please visit environment.harvard.edu/climateweek

Monday, April 27 — 12:30pm in Building I, 1302
“Driving the Future: Combating Climate Change with Cleaner, Smarter Cars”

Margo Oge, MS, former director, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, US EPA



See our Department Calendar here for all upcoming events.
Click here for upcoming student events.

For the entire year’s Colloquium schedule and other seminars, see EVENTS.