Who We Are

In the Department of Environmental Health Sciences (EHS), our esteemed faculty combine laboratory science, field research, and community-based efforts to understand the impact of the environment on human health. Our work extends to our local, regional, and global communities as we strive to develop safeguards for mothers and children, fight for environmental justice, identify ways to protect vulnerable populations, and create a healthy environment for all.

Our department is home to world-class MPH, MS, DrPH and PhD degree programs; four leading research centers; a program for minority undergraduate students; and numerous training workshops for public health professionals.

EHS students benefit from:

  • Small class sizes focused on individualized instruction and attention;

  • Nurturing learning environment with rigorous coursework and hands-on research;

  • Access to extensive resources within the University, Medical Center, and New York City;

  • Expert faculty conducting collaborative research on local, regional, and global levels; and

  • A wide range of research opportunities from cellular and molecular mechanisms to population public health and policy.