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Environmental Health Sciences (EHS)

Environmental Health Sciences conducts research and education to understand, prevent, and mitigate the impact of environmental exposures and climate change on human health.

Message From the Chair

"Our planet is our home. It belongs to all of us. Yet our home is burdened by a myriad of environmental threats..." Read More

Why EHS?

Learn about Environment graduate programs at Columbia University's Environmental Health Sciences DepartmentLearn directly from our faculty about the importance of studying Environmental Health Sciences and why they do their research at Columbia. Watch Now

Centers & Programs

Our research looks at every facet of how the environment and climate change impact human health.


Our talented students draw on their diverse backgrounds when developing the expertise needed to excel in the rapidly evolving environmental health field.


Meet our esteemed faculty, who have a wide range of expertise throughout the environmental health field.


The Laboratory of Precision Environmental Health conducts large scale environmental and epidemiology research by using state-of-the-art technologies and molecular records of past environmental exposures to identify novel disease mechanisms.