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 23, 2015
Congratulations to Rahat Wadhwa Desai for being selected to participate in the Graduate School Emerging Leaders Program and for being awarded the Marie W. Taubeneck Fund. The Graduate School Emerging Leaders Program is hosted each academic year and...


Congratulations to our EHS graudating seniors and scholarship recipients! We are so proud of all the hard work you have put in to complete your BSEH degree. Whether you decide to continue your education by pursuing a Masters or Doctoral degree or decide to enter the workforce and begin your careers, we are sure you will succeed and do amazing things. Once again, congratulations! 


Congratulations to Amanda Seawright and Kathy Xue on winning first and second place respectively in the first ever annual EHS Graduate Student Research Showcase competition. Amanda is an MSEH student studying under Dr. Wang and entered a poster titled "Analysis of Aflatoxin B in Grain, Peanut, and Pecan Products in Georgia Using ELISA and HPLC". Amanda's first place award includes $500 to be...