Environmental Health Sciences

Degree Offered: M.P.H., M.S.P.H., Ph.D.
Interim Chair: Craig Wilson, MD
Phone: (205) 934-6080
Website: www.soph.uab.edu/ehs
Department Contact: Julie Brown, M.S.
Department Contact Email: jebrown@uab.edu

Program Information and Objectives

Environmental Health looks at different factors in our environment and tries to understand their role in the health of individuals and populations. This concentration addresses the environmental risk factors - such as smoke, water, and airborne pollutants - pose to certain populations and their health. Students who concentrate in Environmental Health are well versed in the variety of approaches used to assess risk levels associated with the environment and public health.

The objectives of the program leading to a PhD in Environmental Health Sciences are to prepare students for scientific careers in academia, industry, government, and non-governmental organizations.  A combination of didactic, laboratory experience, and/or field-based training will be provided to achieve the specific goals for each student.  This degree is granted on the basis of distinctive academic achievement, scholarly proficiency, and original research.  The Department offers training in Environmental Health Sciences Research, and Industrial Hygiene.

Doctoral Degree:

  • Environmental Health Sciences 

Master Degrees:

  • MPH in Environmental and Occupational Health - (also offered fully online)
  • MPH Fast Track Environmental and Occupational Health (5th Year Program)
  • MPH Environmental Health and Toxicology
  • MPH Occupational Health and Safety (also offered fully online)
  • MPH in Industrial Hygiene - (also offered fully online)
  • MPH in the Accelerated Program in Industrial Hygiene 
  • MSPH in Environmental Health Toxicology
  • MSPH in Industrial Hygiene


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Admission

Applicants should have a bachelor's or higher degree in one of the natural sciences, medical sciences, or engineering fields from an accredited college or university.  Regardless of degree, this should include courses in biology; general, organic, and physical chemistry; physics; and mathematics through calculus.  Applicants interested in specializing in Environmental Toxicology are encouraged to have completed courses in biochemistry and physiology.  Industrial Hygiene applicants are expected to have completed Industrial Hygiene courses in an accredited Industrial Hygiene program or the equivalent, or have significant experience in the practice of Industrial Hygiene.  Applicants who do not have adequate preparation in these areas are expected to complete remedial training as part of their didactic requirements.

Master Program Deadline: www.soph.uab.edu/apply
PhD Program Deadline: July 1 (U.S.), April 1 (International)
GPA 3.0
Number of Evaluation Forms: Three
Entrance Tests: GRE www.soph.uab.edu/apply
TOEFL TOEFL is required for international applicants whose native language is not English.
SOPH Admissions: www.soph.uab.edu/apply

UAB has many degree programs (both on-campus and online) that can lead to professional licensure or certification (PLC).  Licensure requirements vary from state to state and by professional organization.  UAB is working to develop an online, publically-accessible database, to assist in providing this state-by-state information.  In the meantime, if you are interested in learning about potential professional licensure requirements in your state for a specific degree program, please contact the UAB State Authorization office at stateauth@uab.edu or call Dr. Lisa Reburn (205) 934-3258. 

Master of Public Health in Environmental and Occupational Health
     Including the MPH Fast Track Program and Online Degree Program

Curriculum

In addition to the MPH core requirements, students take 20 hours of department track and elective courses and a 3 hour internship for a minimum of 43 credit hours.

RequirementsHours
Core Requirements: (23 hours)
BST 601Biostatistics4
ENH 611Environmental & Occupational Exposure Assessment3
EPI 600Introduction to Epidemiology3
HB 600Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health3
HCO 600Management and Policy in Public Health Systems and Services4
ENH 697Internship3
PUH 695The Public Health Integrative Experience3
Department Track Requirements: (11 hours)
ENH 612Assessing & Managing Environmental Risks3
ENH 650Essentials of Environmental and Occupational Toxicology and Diseases3
ENH 660Fundamentals of Air and Water Pollution3
ENH 691Current Topics in Environmental Health and Occupational Health and Safety1
ENH 691Current Topics in Environmental Health and Occupational Health and Safety1
Department Electives: (9 hours)
ENH Electives9
Total Credit Hours:43

MPH in Industrial Hygiene

Including the Online Degree Program

This MPH in Industrial Hygiene track is designed to provide an intensive educational experience for students who have a strong commitment to occupational and industrial health and safety and hazardous substances. It aims to develop the students' understanding of the interrelationships between the basic sciences and the causes and prevention of occupational related diseases.  The MPH in industrial hygiene combines didactic research instruction and applied research experience for students with or without previous work experience.  Graduates of the program will be capable of developing systematic approaches to identifying and controlling problems in industrial hygiene, designing and implementing research programs to measure the level of work exposure to hazardous agents, and instituting necessary control measures. The industrial hygiene program works with the Deep South Center for Occupational Health and Safety, one of 16 Education and Research Centers partially supported by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Calculus, although not required, is highly recommended.

Curriculum:

In addition to the MPH core requirements, students take 22 hours of Industrial Hygiene, an elective course and a 3 hour internship for a minimum of 48 credit hours. Internships are generally paid positions in industry.  More than 60 industries nationwide have participated in this program.  If a student is a trainee of the Deep South Center ERC and receives NIOSH funding they will be required to take additional courses and conduct a maters research project.
 

RequirementsHours
MPH Core Requirement (20 hours):
BST 601Biostatistics4
ENH 611Environmental & Occupational Exposure Assessment3
EPI 600Introduction to Epidemiology3
HB 600Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health3
HCO 600Management and Policy in Public Health Systems and Services4
PUH 695The Public Health Integrative Experience3
Departmental Track Requirement (22 hours):
ENH 612Assessing & Managing Environmental Risks3
ENH 621Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene3
ENH 624Control of Occupational Hazards2
ENH 625Industrial Hygiene Case Studies2
ENH 626Physical Agents2
ENH 650Essentials of Environmental and Occupational Toxicology and Diseases3
ENH 661LEnvironmental Sampling and Analysis Laboratory2
ENH 670Fundamentals of Occupational Safety3
ENH 691Current Topics in Environmental Health and Occupational Health and Safety minimum 2 hours1
Department Elective (3 hours):
Select 3 hours of 600-level or higher (ENH) course3
Internship (3 hours):
ENH 697Internship3
Total Hours:48

 
MPH in Accelerated Program in Industrial Hygiene

The MPH in Accelerated Program in Industrial Hygiene is designed specifically for and limited to graduates of undergraduate Industrial Hygiene programs financially supported by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Graduates of these programs have already received basic courses from NIOSH, peer-reviewed and approved Industrial Hygiene curricula, and are qualified to practice Industrial Hygiene. The Accelerated Program in Industrial Hygiene will broaden the student's public health knowledge and skills while also preparing students to take leadership roles in Industrial Hygiene.

Curriculum

In addition to the MPH core requirements,students take 13 hours of Industrial Hygiene and 6 hours elective courses and a 3 hour internship for a total minimum of 42 credit hours.  Internships are generally paid positions in industry.  More than 60 industries nationwide have participated in this program.  If a student is a trainee of the Deep South Center ERC and receives NIOSH funding they will be required to take additional courses and conduct a maters research project.
 

RequirementsHours
MPH Core Requirement (20 hours):
BST 601Biostatistics4
ENH 611Environmental & Occupational Exposure Assessment3
EPI 600Introduction to Epidemiology3
HB 600Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health3
HCO 600Management and Policy in Public Health Systems and Services4
PUH 695The Public Health Integrative Experience3
Departmental Track Requirement (13 hours):
ENH 612Assessing & Managing Environmental Risks3
ENH 625Industrial Hygiene Case Studies2
ENH 650Essentials of Environmental and Occupational Toxicology and Diseases3
ENH 680Interdisciplinary Field Studies1
ENH 681Interdisciplinary Worksite Evaluations2
ENH 691Current Topics in Environmental Health and Occupational Health and Safety Minimum of 2 hours1
Department Research (3 hours):
ENH 698Masters Directed Research3
Department Electives (3 hours):
Select 3 hours of 600-level or higher (ENH) course3
Internship (3 hours)
ENH 697Internship3
Total Credit Hours:42


MPH in Environmental Health /Toxicology (ETOX)

  Including the MPH Fast Track Program and Online Degree Program

The MPH in Environmental Health / Toxicology studies the links between the environment and public health, studying all aspects of this process from initial exposure to toxicant action to science-based policy development. We train students to recognize and assess exposures, determine the toxicity risk to the public, and design and properly communicate strategies to reduce risk and help set appropriate policy.

Environmental Health Curriculum: Students pursuing the Environmental Health & Toxicology degree track must complete a total of 44 credit hours including the MPH core courses listed below.

RequirementsHours
MPH Core Requirements (20 hours):
BST 601Biostatistics4
ENH 611Environmental & Occupational Exposure Assessment3
EPI 600Introduction to Epidemiology3
HB 600Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health3
HCO 600Management and Policy in Public Health Systems and Services4
PUH 695The Public Health Integrative Experience3
Departmental Track Requirement (12 hours):
ENH 612Assessing & Managing Environmental Risks3
ENH 650Essentials of Environmental and Occupational Toxicology and Diseases3
ENH 660Fundamentals of Air and Water Pollution3
ENH 691Current Topics in Environmental Health and Occupational Health and Safety1
ENH 691Current Topics in Environmental Health and Occupational Health and Safety1
ENH 691Current Topics in Environmental Health and Occupational Health and Safety1
Department Electives (9 hours):
Select 9 hours from 600-level or higher (ENH) courses.9
Internship:
ENH 697Internship3
Total Hours:44

Master of Public Health in Occupational Health and Safety

  Including the Online Degree Program


The MPH Occupational Health & Safety studies the links between the occupational environment and worker health, studying all aspects of this process from initial exposure to toxicant action to science-based policy development. We train students to recognize and assess exposures, determine the toxicity risk to workers, and develop strategies and management policies for the prevention of injury and disease.

Curriculum

In addition to the MPH core requirements, students take 20 hours of Occupational Health & Safety track and elective courses and a 3 hour internship for a minimum of 43 credit hours.
 

RequirementsHours
MPH Core Requirements (20 hours):
BST 601Biostatistics4
ENH 611Environmental & Occupational Exposure Assessment3
EPI 600Introduction to Epidemiology3
HB 600Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health3
HCO 600Management and Policy in Public Health Systems and Services4
PUH 695The Public Health Integrative Experience3
Departmental Track Requirement (14 hours):
ENH 612Assessing & Managing Environmental Risks3
ENH 650Essentials of Environmental and Occupational Toxicology and Diseases3
ENH 670Fundamentals of Occupational Safety3
ENH 691Current Topics in Environmental Health and Occupational Health and Safety minimum 2 hours1
MBA 631Management and Organizations3
Department Elective (6 hours):
Select 6 hours from 600-level or higher (ENH) courses.6
Internship (3 hours):
ENH 697Internship3
Total Hours:43

Master of Science in Public Health in Environmental Health Toxicology

Environmental health professionals must be able to recognize, evaluate, and control environmental risk factors that may lead to disease. The Master of Science in Public Health program in Environmental Health & Toxicology is designed to provide an intensive educational and research experience.  This includes the design and carry out of research to assess the probability that environmental stressors present a risk to humans, and to define safe limits for human exposures. The research aspect of this curriculum is conducted under the requirements of the UAB Graduate School, and includes: formation of a research committee, presentation of a research proposal, conducting of the research, preparation of a formal thesis, and presentation and defense of the thesis.

Curriculum:

In addition to the MSPH core requirements, students take 26 hours of courses and electives, current topics, and research hours for a minimum of 39 credit hours.

All MSPH students are required to complete a 37 hour, self-paced online course entitled “Overview of Public Health” by the end of their second semester. Students with prior public health education (coursework in each of the public health core disciplines) or experience (5 years in public health) may be waived from this requirement by permission of the Associate Dean.
 

RequirementsHours
MSPH Core Requirements (13 hours):
BST 611Intermediate Statistical Analysis I3
BST 612Intermediate Statistical Analysis II3
ENH 611Environmental & Occupational Exposure Assessment3
EPI 610Principles of Epidemiologic Research4
Department Track Requirements (6 hours):
ENH 612Assessing & Managing Environmental Risks3
ENH 650Essentials of Environmental and Occupational Toxicology and Diseases3
Environmental Health Elective (3 hours):3
Masters Directed Research (minimum 6 hours):6-9
Masters Directed Research
Masters Project Research (minimum 7 hours once admitted to candidacy):7-9
Masters Level Project Research
Seminar / Journal Club (minimum 4 hours):4
Current Topics in Environmental Health and Occupational Health and Safety
Minimum Credit Hours Required:39

The Master of Science in Public Health in Industrial Hygiene

The Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) curriculum with a concentration in Industrial Hygiene will provide students with an option to focus on industrial hygiene topics and provide an intensive research experience. Industrial hygiene professionals must be able to recognize, evaluate, and control occupational situations that may lead to disease.  They may also require expertise in designing and conducting studies of occupational and industrial agents to assess the probability that environmental toxics present a risk to workers, and to define safe limits for human exposures.  The research aspect of this curriculum is conducted under the requirements of the UAB Graduate School, and includes: formation of a research committee, defense of a research proposal, conduct of the research, preparation of a formal thesis, and presentation and defense of the thesis. The industrial hygiene program works with the Deep South Center for Occupational Health and Safety, one of 16 Education and Research Centers partially supported by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

Curriculum:

Students must complete a minimum of 56 credit hours, including public health core courses, industrial hygiene courses, research, and a 3 hour internship. The degree can be obtained in 21 months of full-time study.   Students in the MSPH program do a masters thesis. Students pursuing the MSPH in Industrial Hygiene must earn at least 10 hours in the conduct of their thesis research.

All MSPH students are required to complete a 37 hour, self-paced online course entitled “Overview of Public Health” by the end of their second semester. Students with prior public health education (coursework in each of the public health core disciplines) or experience (5 years in public health) may be waived from this requirement by permission of the Associate Dean.

RequirementsHours
MSPH Core Requirements (13 hours):
BST 611Intermediate Statistical Analysis I3
BST 612Intermediate Statistical Analysis II3
ENH 611Environmental & Occupational Exposure Assessment3
EPI 610Principles of Epidemiologic Research4
Environmental Health Requirements (26 hours):
ENH 612Assessing & Managing Environmental Risks3
ENH 621Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene3
ENH 624Control of Occupational Hazards2
ENH 625Industrial Hygiene Case Studies2
ENH 626Physical Agents2
ENH 650Essentials of Environmental and Occupational Toxicology and Diseases3
ENH 661LEnvironmental Sampling and Analysis Laboratory2
ENH 670Fundamentals of Occupational Safety3
ENH 680Interdisciplinary Field Studies Minimum of 2 hours1
ENH 681Interdisciplinary Worksite Evaluations Minimum of 4 hours2
Masters Directed Research (minimum 4 hours):
ENH 698Masters Directed Research1-9
Masters Project Research (minimum of 6 hours once admitted to candidacy):4
ENH 699Masters Level Project Research1-9
Seminar (minimum 4 hours):
ENH 691Current Topics in Environmental Health and Occupational Health and Safety Minimum 4 hours1
Internship (3 hours):
ENH 697Internship3
Minimum Credit Hours Required:56

Doctor of Philosophy in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences

The PhD in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences is an academic research degree. The doctoral program prepares scientists for careers in research, environmental program management, risk assessment and policy. Didactic training and research in the identification, evaluation, and control of hazards to human health are emphasized in this program.  Students may concentrate on a wide variety of areas including exposure assessment, toxicology, environmental chemistry, air and water pollution, risk assessment and management. In addition to understanding the advanced concepts of environmental health sciences, graduates of this program are expected to develop skills that will enable them to identify and define questions of environmental health importance, design research studies to address these questions, and to complete a program of research that demonstrates abilities as an independent investigator. Graduates are qualified to assume upper-level positions in the public or private sector in research, management, teaching, or consulting.

Curriculum

PhD students are expected to complete courses in 4 areas.  The department track requirements, electives, seminar and journal club hours, and research.  Other courses preparatory to dissertation research will be determined by the academic advisor or dissertation committee in consultation with the student.

Students who are admitted to the PhD program with a BA or BS, or those with a master’s degree from a different specialty, will be required to complete a minimum of 72 hours.  Students entering with a related master’s degree will follow the schedule requiring 59 credit hours. The admissions committee will decide which schedule the student is required to follow. These are also the minimum number of required hours: additional coursework that the dissertation committee deems necessary, or additional research hours needed to complete the dissertation, may increase the total number of credit hours.

All PhD students are required to complete a 37 hour, self-paced online course entitled “Overview of Public Health” by the end of their second semester. Students with prior public health education (coursework in each of the public health core disciplines) or experience (5 years in public health) may be waived from this requirement by permission of the Associate Dean.
 

PhD curriculum for students with a relevant masters degree.

RequirementsHours
Department Track Requirement (18 hours):
ENH 700Scientific Basis of Environmental Health3
ENH 752Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology3
ENH 770Advanced Topics in Environmental Disasters in PUH3
BST 611Intermediate Statistical Analysis I3
EPI 616Environmental Epidemiology3
GRD 717Principles of Scientific Integrity3
Electives (6 hours):
Select 6 hours from 600-level or higher (ENH) courses.6
Department Seminar (4 hours):
ENH 790Seminar: Current Topics in ENH Sciences Research minimum 4 hours1
Journal Club (4 hours); ENH 781 or other approved Journal Club courses:
ENH 781Journal Club minimum 4 hours1
Directed Research (3 hours):
ENH 798Doctoral Level Directed Res Minimum 3 hours1-9
Dissertation Research (minimum 24 hours, atleast 2 semester of candidacy):
ENH 799Dissertation Research1-9
Minimum Credit Hours Earned for Degree:59

PhD curriculum for students without a masters degree or relevant masters degree.

RequirementsHours
Department Track Requirement (18 hours):
ENH 700Scientific Basis of Environmental Health3
ENH 752Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology3
ENH 770Advanced Topics in Environmental Disasters in PUH3
BST 611Intermediate Statistical Analysis I3
EPI 616Environmental Epidemiology3
GRD 717Principles of Scientific Integrity3
Electives (15 hours):
Select 15 hours from 600-level or higher (ENH) courses.15
Department Seminar (4 hours):
ENH 790Seminar: Current Topics in ENH Sciences Research minimum 4 hours1
Journal Club (4 hours); ENH 781 or other approved Journal Club courses:
ENH 781Journal Club minimum 4 hours1
Directed Research (7 hours):
ENH 798Doctoral Level Directed Res minimum 7 hours1-9
Dissertation Research (minimum 24 hours, atleast 2 semesters of candidacy):
ENH 799Dissertation Research1-9
Minimum Credit Hours Earned for Degree:72

Courses

ENH 600. Fundamentals of Environmental Health Science. 3 Hours.

We live inextricably with our surroundings, including both the natural and built environments. And in these surroundings both natural and man-made components can impact how we live because they impact our health and our safety. This course will critically examine major factors found around us in our everyday lives and investigate how human health is impacted. Regulatory controls, risk, and preparedness will be discussed with respect to decreasing the negative environmental impacts on public health.Prerequisite: Admission into an MPH program, School of Public Health or special permission from the course director.

ENH 600Q. Fundamentals of Environmental Health Science Online. 3 Hours.

This online lecture course will examine the sources, exposure routes, regulation and health outcomes associated with biological, chemical, and physical agents in the environment, both naturally occurring and man-made. We will examine these agents and how they impact air, water and food quality to cause disease. Regulatory agencies, risk assessment and disaster response and preparedness will be discussed.

ENH 601. Environmental Chemistry. 3 Hours.

The course examines the chemical processes that are responsible for the natural characteristics of the environment (air, water and soil) as well as those impacted by man-made activities. The overall objective is to introduce basic chemistry principles, apply them to understand atmospheric, water and soil environmental systems, and study the fate and impacts of ubiquitous chemical species introduced by man-made activities. The course is structured to analyze the following thematic domains: i) aquatic chemistry and microbial chemistry; ii) atmospheric chemistry; iii) water chemistry; iv) soil chemistry; v) wastes chemistry and (vi) special long-lasting and emerging environmental chemistry issues including climate change, carbon cycling, water quality and resource management, ozone hole, wastes management and recycling.

ENH 602. Environmental Management. 3 Hours.

Comprehensive introduction to environmental management, with emphasis on environmental health issues. Cases from both U.S. and international settings. Key topics include air and water contamination, hazardous materials, ozone depletion, climate change, risk perception, risk management, environmental communication, environmental regulation, and recent strategies for environmental management.

ENH 603. Management of Occupational Health and Safety Program. 3 Hours.

Provides an overview of management principles as they relate to occupational safety and industrial hygiene, emphasizing the development of the "soft" skills. It provides management training as well as communication techniques for illustrating and justifying changes that are technically sound. The course will review theoretical and practical principles of managing safety and industrial hygiene programs. Real world examples are used to support management theories.

ENH 605. Remote Sensing and Public Hlth. 3 Hours.

Observing global patterns via satellites can help with research endeavors, this course will focus on the applications of remote sensing to both health and the social sciences. Hands on experience using satellite remote sensing will enrich the experience. This course will give students the chance to learn about a wide rande of remote sensing applications in both classrooms and lab settings. The course will progress from basic remote sensing analysis techniques to the point where the students are responsible for their own research projects.

ENH 608. Real World Remote Sensing. 3 Hours.

This course will give students the chance to learn about a wide range of advanced remote sensing applications in both classroom and lab settings. This course will start out with an overview of article publication preparation and the importance of combining GIS and remote sensing data. This course will progress to students learning GIS applications and analytical techniques and how to input their remote sensing data into their own GIS for additional analysis.

ENH 609. Field Studies in Jamaica. 3 Hours.

This intensive summer course is held in Jamaica and is an overview of infectious disease surveillance and control with an emphasis on practical public health field experience.

ENH 609Q. Climate Change and Global Health Online. 3 Hours.

Climate change is an exceptional global environmental crisis primarily driven by anthropogenic activities with adverse consequences on ecological and life systems. This course will provide students an overview of the driving forces and mechanics of climate change and a comprehensive analysis of the implications on Earth’s natural/human ecosystems and health in a local, regional and global scale. The concepts, approaches and uncertainties of methods applied to assess and monitor the health impacts of climate change will be presented and specific disease cases will be discussed. Lastly, ongoing efforts to cope/adapt, mitigate or reduce the impacts and the mechanisms to develop these tools will be examined.

ENH 610. Environmental Disasters. 3 Hours.

Examines the worldwide problem of toxic disasters, particularly those involving invisible agents (chemicals, infectious disease agents, radiation). Theory, case studies, field experience, and current scientific research are reviewed, and the public health, environmental, human services and public policy implications of toxic disasters are discussed.

ENH 610Q. Environmental Disasters Online. 3 Hours.

Examines the worldwide problem of toxic disasters, particularly those involving invisible agents (chemicals, infectious disease agents, radiation). Theory, case studies, field experience, and current scientific research are reviewed, and the public health, environmental, human services and public policy implications of toxic disasters are discussed.

ENH 611. Environmental & Occupational Exposure Assessment. 3 Hours.

This course is intended to develop an understanding and appreciation of environmental exposure assessment and its role in providing the tools and information for toxicology, epidemiology, and risk management. The course material introduces the general concepts of first recognizing environmental exposures to chemicals in human populations, and then using sampling techniques to assess exposures. This is a designated service learning course.

ENH 611Q. Environmental & Occupational Exposure Assessment Online. 3 Hours.

This course is intended to develop an understanding and appreciation of environmental exposure assessment and its role in providing the tools and information for toxicology, epidemiology, and risk management. The course material introduces the general concepts of first recognizing environmental exposures to chemicals in human populations, and then using sampling techniques to assess exposures.

ENH 612. Assessing & Managing Environmental Risks. 3 Hours.

The purpose of this course is to provide students with an overview of environmental policy, with a focus on demonstrating how toxicology and exposure measurements are used in environmental risk assessment and management. Students are presented with the basic elements of a quantitative risk assessment including hazard identification, exposure assessment, dose-response assessment, and risk characterization. This course is designed to instill critical thinking regarding the often conflicting economic, social, and environmental tradeoffs inherent in environmental policy and management.
Prerequisites: ENH 611 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently) or ENH 611Q [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently) and ENH 650 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently) or ENH 650Q [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

ENH 612Q. Assessing & Managing Environmental Risks Online. 3 Hours.

The purpose of this course is to provide students with an overview of environmental policy, with a focus on demonstrating how toxicology and exposure measurements are used in environmental risk assessment and management. Students are presented with the basic elements of a quantitative risk assessment including hazard identification, exposure assessment, dose-response assessment, and risk characterization. This course is designed to instill critical thinking regarding the often conflicting economic, social, and environmental tradeoffs inherent in environmental policy and management.
Prerequisites: ENH 611 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently) or ENH 611Q [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently) and ENH 650 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently) or ENH 650Q [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

ENH 621. Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene. 3 Hours.

Chemical, physical and other hazards and stresses found in the work environment. Recognizing potential hazards by understanding industrial processes, toxicity of environmental contaminants and occupational disease processes. Study design and preparation for field evaluation, conduct of industrial hygiene surveys, and interpretation of survey results.

ENH 621Q. Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene Online. 3 Hours.

This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts of industrial hygiene. It provides for other members of an occupational and environmental safety and health team (nurses, physicians, risk managers, loss control, human resource managers and safety engineers) an understanding of the procedures used for anticipating, recognizing, evaluating and controlling hazards found in the work environment. It also serves as a base for future course work in the field of occupational hygiene and environmental health.

ENH 622. Industrial Hygiene Applications for Hazardous Substances. 3 Hours.

This course covers industrial hygiene aspects of hazardous waste operations, and the regulatory aspects of those operations. Students will gain knowledge of the OSHA and EPA regulations related to health and safety issues and will learn about personal safety equipment and techniques, administrative controls, and hazardous waste sampling. Prerequisites: ENH 621 [Min Grade: C].
Prerequisites: ENH 621 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

ENH 624. Control of Occupational Hazards. 2 Hours.

Importance of engineering controls in reducing occupational health hazards. Substitution of less toxic substances, modification of work processes, and design of local exhaust ventilation systems; proper selections and use of personal protective equipment, especially respirators, also considered.

ENH 624Q. Control of Occupational Hazards Online. 2 Hours.

This course covers the third aspect of the industrial hygiene process of recognition, evaluation and control. You must have an understanding of the basic principles of industrial hygiene before taking this course.

ENH 625. Industrial Hygiene Case Studies. 2 Hours.

Integrates students' basic knowledge through consideration of real work-place situations. Step-by-Step analysis of case reports covering occupational health problems in representative industrial situations. Sequential presentation of overview of working conditions, survey strategies, interpretation of results, and recommendations.

ENH 626. Physical Agents. 2 Hours.

Sources, effects, and control of occupational and environmental noise, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation, and temperature extremes. Review of exposure standards and introduction of measurement equipment and techniques.

ENH 630. Environmental Hygiene in Developing Countries. 3 Hours.

Environmental hygiene and health problems involving poverty and poor sanitation. History of the sanitation movement in western and northern hemispheres; programs aimed at control of diseases.

ENH 635Q. Foodborne and Waterborne Diseases: Causes and Prevention Online. 3 Hours.

This is a fully online course focusing on foodborne and waterborne diseases designed for public health students and others interested in the safety of food and water as essential elements for the public’s health. It provides a broad overview of the major foodborne and waterborne diseases. The course describes how information from surveillance is used to improve public health policy and practice in ways that contribute to the safety of our food and water. We focus on the pathogens responsible for food‐ and water‐transmitted diseases, discussing the diseases they cause, their prevalence and relevance to public health in developed and developing nations; disease pathogenesis and clinical manifestations; reservoirs, modes of transmission, and strategies for detection and prevention. We cover the transport, survival, and fate of pathogens in the environment, the concept of indicator organisms as surrogates for pathogens, the removal and inactivation of pathogens and indicators by water and wastewater treatment processes. Chemical contaminants in food and water will be studied, including the health effects of pharmaceuticals and personal care products that remain in treated water, environmental toxins, and the direct chemical treatment of foods.

ENH 636. Evolutionary Medicine. 3 Hours.

This course explores the relatively recent and rapidly expanding field of evolutionary or Darwinian medicine, which takes an evolutionary approach to issues related to human health and disease, i.e., a synthesis of evolution and health sciences. The course is designed as a broad overview of a number of topics, including infectious diseases and the arms race between pathogen and host, genetic diseases, aging, nutrition, cancer,reproductions and development, and behavioral and mental disorders. Preq: Permission of instructor is required.

ENH 648. Global Perspectives/Disease Prevention and Control. 6 Hours.

Known as the Summer Institutute, this intensive summer course seeks to train academicians, students and public health practitioners in the principles of modern public health practice. The goals are for students to obtain disciplinary expertise in the prevention and control of tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS/STD's and common chronic diseases in an international setting, enhance their knowledge base in public policy development and to build skills in applied epidemiology and biostatistics. NOTE: Students must be accepted via a special Sparkman Center coordinated application process and payment of fee.

ENH 649. Global Perspectives/Disease Prevention and Control. 6 Hours.

Known as the Summer Institute, This intensive summer course seeks to train academicians, students and public health practitioners in the principles of modern public health practice. The goals are for students to obtain disciplinary expertise in the prevention and control of tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS/STD's and common chronic diseases in an international setting, enhance their knowledge base in public policy development and to build skills in applied epidemiology and biostatistics. NOTE: Students must be accepted via a special Sparkman Center coordinated application process and payment of fees.

ENH 650. Essentials of Environmental and Occupational Toxicology and Diseases. 3 Hours.

Serves as introductory graduate level course that focuses on multiple aspects of toxicology and disease processes associated with environmental and occupational exposures. Students learn basic terminology and concepts of environmental and occupational toxicology as well as occupational and environmental disease recognition, management and prevention. Emphasis is on scientific foundations rather than on addressing topical issues. The general course orientation is towards basic principles, organ system physiology, diseases and prevention. This is a designated service learning course.

ENH 650Q. Environmental and Occupational Toxicology and Diseases Online. 3 Hours.

Serves as introductory graduate level course that focuses on multiple aspects of toxicology and disease processes associated with environmental and occupational exposures. Students learn basic terminology and concepts of environmental and occupational toxicology as well as occupational and environmental disease recognition, management and prevention. Emphasis is on scientific foundations rather than on addressing topical issues. The general course orientation is towards basic principles, organ system physiology, diseases and prevention.

ENH 651. Risk Assessment of Environmental Hazards. 3 Hours.

Biochemical mechanisms, use of computers to attain toxicity information and preparation of health hazard assessments.

ENH 660. Fundamentals of Air and Water Pollution. 3 Hours.

The course is an integrated introduction to air and water pollution, including its sources, transport and effects. The course focuses on the measurement and characterization of air pollutants and the assessment of water quality. Emphasis will also be given to the regulatory control of pollutants and to the technical aspects of engineering controls. The potential impact of air pollutants on the climate change will also be emphasized.

ENH 660Q. Fundamentals of Air and Water Pollution. 3 Hours.

The course is an integrated introduction to air and water pollution, including its sources, transport and effects. The course focuses on the measurement and characterization of air pollutants and the assessment of water quality. Emphasis will also be given to the regulatory control of pollutants and to the technical aspects of engineering controls. The potential impact of air pollutants on the climate change will also be emphasized.

ENH 661L. Environmental Sampling and Analysis Laboratory. 2 Hours.

This course is designed to provide the students with a thorough understanding of the principles and practice of air and water sampling and familiarize them with the analytical methods used for air and water pollutant analysis. The course will focus on contaminant gases, vapors, suspended particulate material and dissolved chemicals in water.

ENH 661Q. Environmental Sampling & Analysis Lab Online. 2 Hours.

This course is designed to provide the students with a thorough understanding of the principles and practice of air and water sampling. The course will focus on contaminant gases, vapors, suspended particulate material and dissolved chemicals in water. A basic understanding of chemistry and physics are prerequisites. Working professionals taking the online version of the MPH in Occupational Health & Safety track will not be required to participate in the lectures and laboratory exercises described in the syllabus of the course. However, slides with lecture commentary will be provided to the students and they will have to submit responses to the quizzes and homework assignments. Prerequisite: Admission to the MPH, MSPH or PhD programs in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, or special permission from the course director. A basic understanding of chemistry and physics is prerequisite. Registration in ENH 611 Environmental and Occupational Exposure, highly recommended.

ENH 662. Air Sampling and Analysis Lab. 1 Hour.

Air sampling analysis lab.

ENH 670. Fundamentals of Occupational Safety. 3 Hours.

Basic principles of safety and loss control; emphasis on prevention of losses of people, property, and products in the work place. Developing competence in human-factors engineering, fire prevention, physical and behavioral science, product safety, and science of accident prevention. This course is only offered only.

ENH 670Q. Fundamentals of Occupational Safety Online. 3 Hours.

This course will provide students with the basic knowledge in Occupational Health and Safety practice, as would be required of professionals seeking the ASP (Associate Safety Professional ) certification in advance of the CSP (Certified). This course will provide an overview of common safety and health problems, programs and requirements, including, but not limited to ergonomics and safety, biomechanics, anthropometry, human error, safety and health programs, hazard avoidance, environmental hazards, and human factors.

ENH 680. Interdisciplinary Field Studies. 1 Hour.

In this course, students will be organized into interdisciplinary teams to include at least one representative of each occupational safety and health academic discipline and participate in team building activities to facilitate group interactions for the interdisciplinary course ENH 681 in the spring. Students will be exposed to basic concepts of occupational hygiene, learn to recognize different types of hazards (i.e. chemical, biological, physical agents) in the workplace and their health outcomes, conduct a walkthrough survey of an occupational setting, attend OHS seminars and meetings, work collaboratively with other OHS students and professionals on projects, and learn how collaborations with other health professionals with complementary skills can help them achieve a comprehensive occupational health and safety goal. Students enrolled in this course must be admitted to one of the academic programs of the Deep South Education and Research Center. This class is a requirement for all NIOSH trainees.

ENH 680Q. Interdisciplinary Field Studies Online. 1 Hour.

In this course, students will be organized into interdisciplinary teams to include at least one representative of each occupational safety and health academic discipline and participate in team building activities to facilitate group interactions for the interdisciplinary course ENH 681 in the spring. Students will be exposed to basic concepts of occupational hygiene, learn to recognize different types of hazards (i.e. chemical, biological, physical agents) in the workplace and their health outcomes, conduct a walkthrough survey of an occupational setting, attend OHS seminars and meetings, work collaboratively with other OHS students and professionals on projects, and learn how collaborations with other health professionals with complementary skills can help them achieve a comprehensive occupational health and safety goal. Students enrolled in this course must be admitted to one of the academic programs of the Deep South Education and Research Center. This class is a requirement for all NIOSH trainees.

ENH 681. Interdisciplinary Worksite Evaluations. 2 Hours.

To assist students in developing critical thinking and analytical skills, provide them with experience in applying discipline-specific knowledge in a broad occupational health and safety context, and provide experience in working in interdisciplinary teams. The course consists of an overview of survey methodology and information sources, with emphasis on job safety analysis, a review of the occupational site or process to be evaluated and a report of the identified hazards and recommended controls. Prerequisites: ENH 680 [Min Grade: C. This course is also offered online.
Prerequisites: ENH 680 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently) or ENH 680Q [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

ENH 681Q. Interdisciplinary Worksite Evaluation Online. 2 Hours.

This course will provide Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Health Nursing, Occupational Safety and Ergonomics students with an interdisciplinary experience in conducting evaluation of workplace settings to identify health and safety hazards and recommend appropriate control measures. Students enrolled in this course must be admitted to one of the academic programs of the Deep South ERC, and have completed ENH 680—Interdisciplinary Field Studies. Prerequisites: ENH 680 [Min Grade: C].
Prerequisites: ENH 680Q [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

ENH 691. Current Topics in Environmental Health and Occupational Health and Safety. 1 Hour.

Development of communication skills through objectively reviewing scientific literature; presentations and summaries of research or professional activities.

ENH 691Q. Current Topics in Environmental Health and Occupational Health and Safety Online. 1 Hour.

Development of communication skills through objectively reviewing scientific literature; presentations and summaries of research or professional activities.

ENH 695. Masters Level Seminar. 1 Hour.

Weekly seminar series of Environmental Health Sciences faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and invited guest lecturers. All PhD candidates in Environmental Health Sciences are required to attend all of the seminars.

ENH 697. Internship. 3 Hours.

The internship provides an opportunity for each student to work in a public health setting in a position that carries responsibility and is of particular interest. ENH 697 is a 3-credit hour course requirement of all MPH-seeking students. In order to register for the internship course, students must have completed all public health core coursework. Usually, this means that students must wait until their 3rd semester to complete the internship. Students must complete a minimum of 180 contact hours with the organization during the semester in which they register for the internship.
Prerequisites: BST 601 [Min Grade: C] or BST 601Q [Min Grade: C] and (ENH 600 [Min Grade: C] or ENH 600Q [Min Grade: C] or ENH 611 [Min Grade: C] or ENH 611Q [Min Grade: C]) and (EPI 600 [Min Grade: C] or EPI 600Q [Min Grade: C]) and (HB 600 [Min Grade: C] or HB 600Q [Min Grade: C]) and (HCO 600 [Min Grade: C] or HCO 600Q [Min Grade: C])

ENH 697Q. Internship Online. 3 Hours.

The internship provides an opportunity for each student to work in a public health setting in a position that carries responsibility and is of particular interest. ENH 697 is a 3-credit hour course requirement of all MPH-seeking students. In order to register for the internship course, students must have completed all public health core coursework. Usually, this means that students must wait until their 3rd semester to complete the internship. Students must complete a minimum of 180 contact hours with the organization during the semester in which they register for the internship.
Prerequisites: (BST 601 [Min Grade: C] or BST 601Q [Min Grade: C]) and (ENH 600 [Min Grade: C] or ENH 600Q [Min Grade: C] or ENH 611 [Min Grade: C] or ENH 611Q [Min Grade: C]) and (EPI 600 [Min Grade: C] or EPI 600Q [Min Grade: C]) and (HB 600 [Min Grade: C] or HB 600Q [Min Grade: C]) and (HCO 600 [Min Grade: C] or HCO 600Q [Min Grade: C])

ENH 698. Masters Directed Research. 1-9 Hour.

Independent study with guidance of appropriate faculty.

ENH 699. Masters Level Project Research. 1-9 Hour.

Research for project under direction of research project committee.
Prerequisites: GAC M

ENH 700. Scientific Basis of Environmental Health. 3 Hours.

This is an overview course that is intended to provide doctoral students with a broad understanding of the scientific principles on which environmental health is based within the context of the interaction of human activities and ecosystems, and the reciprocal impact of those interactions on human health and global ecology.

ENH 701. Advanced Environmental Chemistry. 3 Hours.

The course will describe the underlying physicochemical and mathematical formulations governing environmental physico-chemical processes including the coupling with biological media. Specific attention will be paid in understanding the physical basis of the processes and critical variables rather than memorizing the mathematical equations. The kinetics and thermodynamics of chemical transformations including redox and photolysis reactions will be introduced. Subsequently, specific environmental cases involving aquatic and atmospheric environments will be thorough investigated. Students are strongly recommended to have: (1) understanding of organic chemistry and basic thermodynamics; (2) comfort with math.

ENH 702. Advanced Topics in Environmental Management. 3 Hours.

This course extends the grounding of students in environmental management concepts, issues, and strategies with new course material on ecosystem management, ecological risk assessments (using case studies for assessments under TSCA, FIFRA, Non-indigenous species and CERCLA) and frameworks for integrating science and preventive public policy, such as the precautionary assessment framework. Prerequisites: ENH 612[Min Grade: C] NOTE: If course prerequisite of ENH 612 of is not met, permission of instructor is required.
Prerequisites: ENH 612 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently) or ENH 612Q [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

ENH 705. Special Topics in Environmental and Occupational Health Occupational Hygiene Research - Journal Club. 1-9 Hour.

This course is designed to provide advanced (doctoral) students in Environmental Health Sciences in general, and Industrial hygiene in particular an overview of the research literature and introduction in advance topics such as nanomaterials, control banding, quantitative occupational exposure assessment, etc. Students will have the opportunity to present their own research, learn about the research conducted by their peers and conduct critical review of published research.

ENH 706. Mitochondria Hlth, Disease,Tox. 3 Hours.

Reqquirement This course is designed for doctoral students admitted to campus-wide PhD programs in the biomedical, basic, and public health sciences, post-doctoral fellows, medical studetns, residents, staff and members of the faculty interested in mitochrondial biology. Students outside the School of Public Health and Joint Health Science Doctoal Training PRograms must contact the course Director before enrolling in the course to see if slots are still available. Prerequisite: Successful completion of doctoral level biochemistry/molecular biology course Description:The course will consist of didactic lectures by faculty members on a specific topic in the field of mitochondria biology and toxicology. These lectures will be complemented by student presentations of original research article, which are related to the presented subject matter and that place the discussed topic into the context of human health, disease, and toxicology. This format will allow for students to gain a solid understanding of mormal mitochondria physiology, which they can then use to explore the literature to reveal the importance of mitochondia dysfunction in human diseases and toxicology responses. This course will be guided by the course Director and other faculty members who will assist in the selection of relevant readings and facilitate in-class discussions among the students.

ENH 710. Grant Proposal Writing in Biomedical Sciences. 1 Hour.

This course will train second-year graduate students in the intricacies of writing research proposals in the biomedical sciences.

ENH 720. Integrated Biomedical Science for Environmental Health I. 10 Hours.

The purpose of this course is to provide students with a rigorous background in the principles of biological chemistry and cellular physiology. Students should master and include the application of these principles to research protocols and performance. The knowledge acquired can then be applied to organ-system physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and genomics in ENH 721 and ENH 722. (Course is scheduled with IBS 700).

ENH 721. Integrated Biomedical Science for Environmental Health II. 8 Hours.

The purpose of this course is to integrate the anatomic, physiologic, pathophysiologic and pharmacologic principles of molecular, cellular, whole tissue and organ physiology. The material mastered in this course builds upon the basic principles learned in ENH 720 and will facilitate understanding in genetic-based disorders and genetically generated animal models of disease provided in ENH 722.

ENH 722. Integrated Biomedical Science for Environmental Health III. 3 Hours.

The purpose of this course is to integrate the anatomic, physiologic, pathophysiologic and pharmacologic principles of molecular, cellular, whole tissue and organ biology. The material mastered in this course builds upon the principles learned in ENH 721 and will facilitate understanding in genetic-based disorders and genetically generated animal models of disease provided in this course.

ENH 752. Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology. 3 Hours.

This advanced course serves to equip students to understand at the molecular and cellular levels how environmental and occupational agents exert their toxic properties against specific genetic backgrounds. This course assumes a strong foundational knowledge of cell biology, RNA and DNA metabolism, and gene function, structure and regulation. This course will prepare students to apply advanced toxicology principles to agents of disease in order to understand the molecular mechanism and where interventions may be appropriate. Prerequisite: Admission into a public health or biomedical PhD program or permission of the instructor.

ENH 763. Aerosol Technology. 3 Hours.

Defines properties and behavior of aerosols from industrial hygiene and environmental perspectives. Reviews fundamental particle descriptions and critical fluid properties affecting particle behavior. Methods of defining particle size and particle behavior. Methods of defining particle size and size distribution and theories of particle kinetics and their application to particle disposition and collection This multidisciplinary course covers the fundamental principles that govern the formation, growth, measurement and modeling of particles behavior (both ambient and nanoparticles) with direct application to health sciences and engineering specialties. The course explores the quantitative evaluation of aerosol behavior including the physical and chemical parameters that govern it. Specific applications of atmospheric and occupational aerosol, bioaerosol and nanoparticles are included to link fundamental knowledge to practical implications in industrial hygiene, national security and materials technology.

ENH 770. Advanced Topics in Environmental Disasters in PUH. 3 Hours.

Examines emerging public health challenges posed by incidents involving chemicals, radiation and biological agents. Students are provided with the opportunity to undertake guided research on current topics in the field and discuss their findings with graduate students and faculty members. Course will be graded by letter. Prerequisites: ENH 610 [Min Grade: C] NOTE: If course prerequisite of ENH 610 is not met, permission of instructor is required.
Prerequisites: ENH 610 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently) or ENH 610Q [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

ENH 780. Seminars in Free Radical Biology and Medicine. 1 Hour.

This course will consist of research seminars presented primarily by leading national and international scientists working in free radical biology and medicine. These seminars are interactive with questions being asked throughout the presentation. Preq: Requires permission of instructor.

ENH 781. Journal Club. 1 Hour.

The purpose of this course is to provide a forum in which students become comfortable critically reviewing recent refereed publications in the fields of environmental health, toxicology, occupational health, and industrial hygiene. Students will also be expected to become comfortable answering and asking questions in a scientific setting.

ENH 782. Free Radical Chem & Biochem. 2 Hours.

This course is for students to gain expertise in the chemical and biochemical reactions of free radicals as they occur in biological systems. Students should be able to critically evaluate the literature with respect to free radical chemistry principles in the experimental design for their own disseration research. Course wil be graded by letter. Preq: Complemtion of first year IBS or CMB or permission of instructor.

ENH 783. Free Radical in Health & Disea. 2 Hours.

This course is for students to understand the roles that free radiclas play in biological systems both in the maintenance of normal physiology via regulated cell signaling and in contributing to pathology through loss of this regulation. Students should be able to critically evaluate the literature with respect to the roles of free radicals in health and understanding into their own dissertation research. Course will be graded by letter. Preq: Completio of first year IBS or CMB or permission of instructor.

ENH 790. Seminar: Current Topics in ENH Sciences Research. 1 Hour.

Interactive forum in which graduate students and faculty discuss dissertation research projects and topics related to the field of Environmental Health Sciences Research through presentation of journal articles. Course is designed to develop oral communication skills for presenting scientific material to peer groups. Presentations by graduate students are followed by discussion and questions. Preq: Permission of instructor required.

ENH 791. Advanced Environmental Health and Toxicology Seminar. 1 Hour.

Facilitates critical review of recent referred publications in toxicology and presentations of research data. Students exposed to advanced knowledge and diversified subjects. Preq: ENH 650, ENH 651 or ENH 750 or permission of instructor.
Prerequisites: ENH 650 [Min Grade: C] and ENH 651 [Min Grade: C] or ENH 750 [Min Grade: C]

ENH 793. DrPH Practicum. 6 Hours.

Field experience course that bridges professional academic preparation and advanced public health practice. A final grade for the course will be awarded by the faculty practicum advisor and based upon the practicum mentor/supervisor's evaluation and the student's final product.

ENH 796. Environmental Toxicology Laboratory Rotations. 3 Hours.

Doctoral laboratory rotations in Environmental Health Sciences. Required for First and Second year PhD students in the Industrial Hygiene and Environmental Management and Policy foci. Preq: Permission of instructor required.

ENH 798. Doctoral Level Directed Res. 1-9 Hour.

Independent study with guidance of appropriate faculty.

ENH 799. Dissertation Research. 1-9 Hour.

Research for dissertation under the direction of the dissertation committee. Preq: Must be admitted to candidacy before registering for this course.
Prerequisites: GAC Z

Faculty

Dickinson, Dale A., Associate Professor, 2003, Ph.D. (University of Guelph, Ontario), Pedagogies for enhancing public health training, including service learning, team-based and problem-based learning; environmental justice; molecular actions of functional foods; adaptive response to environmental toxicants and pollutants
Fanucchi, Michelle , Associate Professor, 2007, Ph.D. (University of California - Davis), Pulmonary cell biology and toxicology. Cell-to-cell interactions in the developing lung as well as in repair after lung injury and disease in children. Environmental Justice. Childhood lung disease and its etiology. Drug metabolism.
Iles, Karen E. , Associate Professor, 2015, Ph.D. (Guelph), Research administration, especially conflict of interest regulations; cell-signaling responses to pulmonary injury focusing on pollutant-derived and bacterial insults; signaling mechanisms for endogenous antioxidants, such as glutathione, to decrease pulmonary injury; molecular nutrition and gene expression.
Lungu, Claudiu T., Associate Professor and Director, Deep South Center for Occupational Health and Safety , 2005, Ph.D. (South Carolina), Fabrication and evaluation of activated carbon fibers for use in respiratory protection and protective clothing; Development of new VOC samplers based on carbon nanotubes using Photothermal desorption; Use of 3D technology for designing and testing better fitting respirators and eye were.
McCormick, Lisa, Associate Professor; Associate Dean of Public Health, Dean's Office, 2010, Dr.PH. (UAB), Public health preparedness and response, the organization of response systems, and assessing interorganizational networks as a dimension of response capacity and community resiliency
Oestenstad, Riedar K., Adjunct Professor, 1988, Ph.D. (UAB)
Oh, Jonghwa, Instructor, 2017, Ph.D. (UAB), Environmental Health Sciences with a focus on Industrial Hygiene
Postlethwait, Edward M. , Ph.D., Professor; Environmental Health Sciences; Environmental Induction of pulmonary epithelial injury
Wilson, Craig, Professor and Interim Chair in Environmental Health Services; Director of the Sparkman Center for Global Health, 2007, M.D., Infectious Disease Epidemiology; International Health and Global Studies