- The Department has 82
students, including 55 doctoral candidates. We also have approximately 70 post-doctoral fellows and visiting
- Students represent 12
nations; 43% of degree candidates are foreign nationals.
- The Department has 33
primary faculty members; eleven faculty members have tenure.
- The Department offers
49 regular courses and 20 continuing education courses.
- The Department also supports:
- The Department's environmental
outreach includes work with New England area schools, communities, workers,
unions, and corporations.
- Collaborative environmental
and occupational health studies are taking place in Argentina, Bangladesh,
Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, India, Japan, Kuwait, Mexico, the Netherlands,
the Republic of Korea, Russia, Switzerland, and Taiwan.
- The Department has 2 endowed
senior professorships: 1) the Cecil
K. and Philip Drinker Professorship; and 2) the Akira Yamaguchi Professorship
in Environmental Health and Human Habitation. There is also on endowed junior chair,
the Mark and Catherine Winkler Assistant/Associate Professor of Environmental
expertise of the faculty, students, and staff give the Department of Environmental
Health the capability to address complex environmental problems and to provide
training at 5 critical levels:
- Exposure assessment research answers too
questions such as: What concentrations
of toxins are present in air, water, and food? What activities and circumstances are
associated with the highest exposures?
What is the relationship between exposure to a toxin and the biologically
relevant dose a person receives?
- Epidemiologic studies define the connections
of environmental exposures and genetic susceptibility with resulting responses,
disease, and death.
- Molecular, cellular, and
physiological studies reveal how pollutants affect the body and provide
mechanistic explanations for environmental diseases.
- Risk analysis integrates scientific
finding to help create sound environmental and occupational health policies.
- Risk management and
seek to apply practical, cost-effective strategies to prevent pollution
and reduce environmental and occupational health hazards in cooperation
with government, industry, workers, and communities.
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Updated 5 November 2001