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.

CURO Assistantship Recipient Jackson Rodgers
November 12, 2015
Please join us in congratulating Jackson Rodgers for being selected as a UGA CURO Assistantship recipient! The Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO) strives to facilitate sustained, progressive, and faculty mentored undergraduate...


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

Please join us for our weekly EHS departmental seminar series. Each week we invite speakers to discuss topics prevalent in the Environmental Health Science field. The seminar will be held on Fridays at 12:20pm-1:10pm in the Paul D. Coverdell Center room 175. This week's seminar, Friday November 20th , will be given by Adelumola Oladeinde who is a PhD Candidate in the UGA...

The Environmental Health Science Club will be selling t-shirts this fall. All shirts will be printed on comfort colors and will be ordered from the local Athens company, New World Graphics. An order form along with a proof are included in this email. Each shirt will be sold for $20 and proceeds go towards funding club activities and raising money for the end of the year banquet. If you would...