Environmental Health Sciences

COEH faculty conduct research assessing exposures to and health risks from environmental and occupational factors including but not limited to contaminants in air, water, and food; green space and the built environment; temperature; work organization; and community and workplace stressors. Research questions reflect an overarching concern with the effects of the natural and manmade environments on the health and social well-being of humans. COEH faculty conduct research in three broad areas:

There is extensive interdisciplinary collaboration among COEH faculty in these areas. A major example is the interdisciplinary study of the health effects of ambient air pollution and inhaled toxicants, much of which is facilitated by the Air Pollution Health Effects Laboratory (APHEL):