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.

Alexis Cordero
October 23, 2014
We would like to say congratulations to Alexis Cordero for being selected as a recipient of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Connection Scholarship.  Alexis is a 3rd year originally from Norcross, GA and is pursuing a BS in...


Congratulations to Dr. Erin LIpp for being featured in UGA's "Focus on Faculty"! Dr. Lipp is a great component of the UGA Environmental Health Science department and we appreciate all of her hard work and dedication to the UGA students and EHS field. Please take a moment to read her profile and congratulate on her recognition.

It's that time of year again! The Environmental Health Science Club at UGA will be selling fresh, Georgia grown, Schermer pecans this fall season. They are reasonably priced and taste delicious. The pecans are great for snacking, baking, and make wonderful holiday gifts. Contact us at...