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A diverse array of research at the frontier of scientific inquiry and discovery about interactions between environmental factors and human health is conducted in the Environmental Health Science Department. The research generates information critical for analysis of health risks posed by the mixture of chemical and microbiological agents present in community and occupational settings.

Faculty research in the EHS Department explores many aspects of the field with the four main foci being 1) water-borne pathogens and chemical contamination, 2) airborne toxins, 3) foodborne toxins, and 4) environment-genetic interactions and interventions. Investigations in these foci  have been funded by many agencies, including the US National Institute of Cancer, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, National Science Foundation, Environmental Protection Agency, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, US Department of Agriculture, US Geological Survey, US Food and Drug Administration, US Agency for International Development, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,  and the Georgia Environmental Protection Division, Georgia Cancer Coalition, and Georgia Sea Program.

Research Areas

Graduate Research