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.

June 5, 2014
Cho Erica Kim is a senior in the Environmental Health Science department. After graduating from UGA, Cho would like to go on to get her Master’s degree in Epidemiology and Biostatistics and then move on to work with the Peace Corps. She is...


The Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation, Inc. is a national volunteer women’s organization dedicated to helping the best and brightest U.S. graduate and undergraduate students by providing scholarships in the natural sciences, medicine and engineering. The Foundation was formed in 1958 out of concern for U.S. advancement in the sciences. ARCS has grown to 17...

The Dept of Education has opened the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad application process.This is limited to students interested in doing research in specific geographic areas. Applications will only be considered if they propose projects within the "absolute priority" areas.

The turn around for the application process...