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:


Thursday, April 16 — 12:30 in FXB G-11
Joint EH/Epi seminar with Dr. Joel Kaufman from Univ. of Washington
“The multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis and air pollution”

Friday, April 17 — 11:30 in FXB G-11
Joint EH/Epi seminar with Dr. Anna Wald from Univ. of Washington
“Herpes simplex virus vaccine: the premise and the promise”

Monday, April 27 — 12:30pm in Building I, 1302
Margo Oge, MS, former director, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, US EPA
“Driving the Future: Combating Climate Change with Cleaner, Smarter Cars”

Thursday, April 30 — 3:30 in Kresge 502
HSPH-Mexico forum talk by Dr. Rafael Lozano
“Preliminary Results of the Global Burden of Disease for Mexico”



See our Department Calendar here for all upcoming events.
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For the entire year’s Colloquium schedule and other seminars, see EVENTS.