EHS fieldwork

Oysters are critical to the ecosystem of coastal Georgia and are important to the economy of the coast. Work in environmental health science is helping to understand the impacts of water quality on these shellfish and, in turn, their effects on public health.

Chemical and Microbiological Water Pollution

Throughout the US, anthropogenic pollutants increasingly compromise our nation's waterways; and waterborne diseases continue to be major source of morbidity worldwide. By studying chemicals, aquatic macro-organisms, pathogenic bacteria, viruses, and protozoa using multidisciplinary approaches we can begin to understand their fate and ecology in aquatic ecosystems.

Exposure Assessment and Environmental Epidemiology

Environmental epidemiology is the study of human disease in relation to factors in the environment. The potential effects of air pollutants and pesticides are the focal points of exposure and epidemiological research in the EHS Department.

Environmental Toxicology and Risk Assessment

The type, magnitude, and mechanisms of effects of chemical and biological pollutants on human and other organisms constitute the domain of environmental toxicology.  Research is conducted to develop dose-response information for infectious agents and mixtures of chemicals that can be used by regulatory agencies to assess risk and develop public health policy.

January 27, 2014
Congratulations to Jordan Zambrana (first year MPH-EHS student), who was selected by the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) to participate in the 2013-2014 GE-NHMA Health Professional Student Leadership and Mentoring Program, funded by...


Join us on April 19th for the 2014 Banquet.  We have fabulous guest speakers (several alumni who are going to talk about life after EHS), the faculty present our major scholarship awards, and some of students with the top GPAs will be inducted into Epsilon Nu Eta, the EHS honor society.  This year we will have a BBQ lunch (with vegan option avaiable). It will be held this year on the new...

Join the Environmental Health Science club as they raise money for club activities and this year's EHS awards banquet.  Raffle tickets are just $5.  Purchase from any member or online here!