|Environmental/Occupational Epidemiology Program Area|
Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology
The Environmental/Occupational Epidemiology Program prepares students to apply the perspective, theory, and methods of epidemiology to practical and scientific problems related to the relationship of human health to the environment and the workplace. The subject matter embraced by this program is extraordinarily broad, potentially including a wide range of health outcomes and exposures, but usually focusing on the traditionally defined realms of exposures to physical and chemical pollutants in the workplace and in ambient air, water and soil.
Methodological research is also an important activity in the program. Faculty interested in environmental and occupational causes of cancer, for example, are applying advanced laboratory-based techniques to study gene-environment interactions. Methods for the assessment of exposure, including both statistical methodologies and measurement techniques ranging from biological markers to traditional environmental monitoring, are another important area of methodological research for several faculty members, and others are involved with such areas as quantitative risk assessment, meta-analysis, statistical modeling, and the use of geographic information systems (GIS).
This program is designed primarily for students interested in pursuing research careers in academics, government and/or private institutions who will complete the PhD, but individuals with appropriate backgrounds may also pursue the MPH with a concentration in this area.
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|Last updated April 01, 2013|