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.

David Brew SETAC Fellowship awardee
December 4, 2014
David Brew, a second-year doctoral student at the UGA College of Public Health, has been awarded a $15,000 fellowship from the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) for doctoral research in environmental science.  Sponsored by...


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. This week, Friday February 27th, we will be hosting Dr. Luke Naeher. Dr. Naeher is a professor in the Environmental Health Science department and...