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.

September 18, 2014
We would like to say congratulations to two Environmental Health Science students, Mary Baxter and Madison Hamilton, for each being awarded a CURO Research Assistantship. The CURO Research award is given to select students across UGA campus on a...


Please join us for our weekly EHS seminar series every Friday from 12:20-1:10PM in room 101 of the Environmental Health Science Building. This Friday’s lecture, September 19th, will be given by our very own Dr. Erin Lipp. Dr. Lipp is a professor here at UGA with the Department of...

Please join us for our Environmental Health Science Club meeting this Tuesday at 6pm in the EHS building room 101. 

The theme for this month is industrial hygiene. Our speaker, David Brani, will talk about OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) expectations and how they relate to EHS careers.

Going with our industrial hygiene theme, we'll...