Environmental Health Sciences

The overall aim of the Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) department is to provide the latest scientific information about the etiology of various health conditions due to environmental exposures and to provide skills in environmental risk assessment and abatement. Students may take advantage of the wide variety of courses relevant to environmental health offered by the department, the School, and throughout the University, particularly those in the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.


Student Profiles

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Elise Elliott

A native of the Netherlands, Elise Elliott’s path to public health came through her work studying the nephrotoxic effects of metals such as lead, arsenic and cadmium on human populations with low exposures.

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Jessica Bonthius

Jessica Bonthius was motivated to start the MPH program by a desire to gain skills in epidemiology and biostatistics that would allow her to build on her background in toxicology and tackle global health issues. 

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Shae Selix

After earning a BS in environmental science at Brown, Shae Selix spent a year as a research assistant in Israel, working on GIS mapping for a polluted watershed that crosses the borders of the West Bank, Israel and Gaza.

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Vanessa Lamers

Vanessa Lamers presents her thesis, “Water Quality Near Shale Gas Development in Rural Southwestern Pennsylvania” to faculty and students in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences. 

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