Environmental Health Sciences

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Degree Offered: M.P.H., M.S.P.H., Ph.D.
Interim Chair: Max Michael, 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

The Department of Environmental Health Sciences focuses on understanding the causes, mechanisms, and consequences of environmental and occupational hazards, as well as the prevention and management of these hazards.  Principal research areas include: Environmental Toxicology, Free Radical Biology, Cell Signaling, Exposure Assessment, and Occupational Safety.

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.

At the doctoral level, two foci are offered:

  • Environmental Health Sciences Research (ENH)
  • Industrial Hygiene (IHY)

At the master's level,the following programs of study are offered:

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

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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
GPA 3.0
Number of Evaluation Forms: Three
Entrance Tests: GRE www.soph.uab.edu/prospective/testing
TOEFL TOEFL is required for international applicants whose native language is not English.
SOPH Graduate Catalog: http://www.soph.uab.edu/catalog
SOPH Admissions: http://www.soph.uab.edu/graduate

School of Public Health's Catalog

The Environmental Health Department offers four MPH programs of study

  • MPH in Environmental Health/Toxicology (ETOX)  - also offered fully online
  • MPH in Industrial Hygiene (IHY) - also offered fully online
  • MPH in the Accelerated Program in Industrial Hygiene (AIHY)
  • MPH in Occupational Health and Safety (OHSM) - also offered fully online

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 43 credit hours including the MPH core courses listed below.

RequirementsHours
MPH Core:17
BST 601Biostatistics4
ENH 611Environmental & Occupational Exposure Assessment3
EPI 600Intro to Epidemiology3
HB 600Social and Behavioral Science Core3
HCO 600Management and Policy in Public Health Systems and Services3
PUH 695The Public Health Integrative Experience1
Departmental Track Requirement:14
ENH 612Assessing & Managing Environmental Risks3
ENH 650Essentials of Environmental and Occupational Toxicology and Diseases3
ENH 660Fundamentals of Air and Water Pollution3
ENH 661LEnvironmental Sampling and Analysis Laboratory2
ENH 691Current Topics in Environmental Health and Occupational Health and Safety minimum 3 hrs1
Department Elective:6
School Wide Requirements:3
PUH 627Writing & Reviewing Research for MPH Candidates3
or GRD 727 Writing & Reviewing Research
Internship3
ENH 697Internship3
Total Hours:43

MPH in Industrial Hygiene (IHY)

This track is designed to provide an intensive educational experience for students without previous experience but who have a strong commitment to occupational health and safety and hazardous substances.  Calculus, although not required, is highly recommended.  In addition to didactic coursework, these tracks require a three-month internship which is arranged by the program.

The MPH in industrial hygiene combines didactic research instruction and applied research experience for students with or without previous work experience.  The industrial hygiene program is designed to develop the students' understanding of the interrelationships between the basic sciences and the causes and prevention of occupational related diseases.  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 is a component of 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 for Industrial Hygiene: In addition to the MPH core requirements and 3-6 hours of SOPH required courses students take 25 hours of Industrial Hygiene and elective courses 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.

RequirementsHours
MPH Core:17
BST 601Biostatistics4
ENH 611Environmental & Occupational Exposure Assessment3
EPI 600Intro to Epidemiology3
HB 600Social and Behavioral Science Core3
HCO 600Management and Policy in Public Health Systems and Services3
PUH 695The Public Health Integrative Experience1
Departmental Track Requirement:22
ENH 612Assessing & Managing Environmental Risks3
ENH 621Fund 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 670Fund of Occupational Safety3
ENH 691Current Topics in Environmental Health and Occupational Health and Safety minimum 2 hours1
Department Elective:3
School Wide Requirements:3-6
PUH 627Writing & Reviewing Research for MPH Candidates3
or GRD 727 Writing & Reviewing Research
Internship:3
ENH 697Internship3
Total Hours:48

 
MPH in Industrial Hygiene Online

The online MPH degree in Industrial Hygiene is specifically designed for the working professional who wants to advance his/her career. All courses for this degree are online and have the same richness and rigor as our on-campus classes. The mandatory internship may be conducted at the professional's workplace, but the activities during the internship must be differentiated from routine work activities and be properly supervised and documented.   

The industrial hygiene program is designed to develop the students' understanding of the interrelationships between the basic sciences and the causes and prevention of occupational related diseases.  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.

Curriculum for Industrial Hygiene: In addition to the MPH core requirements and 3 – 6 hours of SOPH required courses students take 25 hours of Industrial Hygiene 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.

RequirementsHours
MPH Core:17
BST 601QBiostatistics4
ENH 611QEnvironmental & Occupational Exposure Assessment Online3
EPI 600QIntroduction to Epidemiology Online3
HB 600QSocial and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health Online3
HCO 600QManagement and Policy in Public Health Systems and Services3
PUH 695QThe Public Health Integrative Experience Online1
Departmental Track Requirements:22
ENH 612QAssessing & Managing Environmental Risks Online3
ENH 621QFundamentals of Industrial Hygiene Online3
ENH 624Control of Occupational Hazards2
ENH 625Industrial Hygiene Case Studies2
ENH 626Physical Agents2
ENH 650QEnvironmental and Occupational Toxicology and Diseases3
ENH 661QEnvironmental Sampling & Analysis Lab Online2
ENH 670QFund of Occupational Safety Online3
ENH 691QCurrent Topics in Environmental Health and Occupational Health and Safety Online Minimum of 2 hours1
School Wide Requirements:3-6
Departmental Elective:3
PUH 627QWriting & Reviewing Research for MPH Candidates3
or GRD 727 Writing & Reviewing Research
Internship3
ENH 697QInternship Online3
Total Hours:48

 
MPH in Accelerated Program in Industrial Hygiene (AIHY)

This track 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 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.

Admission

Students who have graduated from a NIOSH funded and ABET accredited undergraduate Industrial Hygiene program and who meet the minimum requirements for admission to the School of Public Health.  ABET is the Applied Science Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology. Students without previous experience, but who have a strong commitment to occupational health and safety, may be admitted.  In addition to the general admissions requirements for the School of Public Health enrollees shall hold a baccalaureate degree based on a minimum of 120 semester hours or the equivalent that shall include 63 or more semester-hour credits in undergraduate or graduate-level courses in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology, with at least 15 of those at the upper (junior, senior, or graduate) level and a minimum of 21 semester-hour credits, or the equivalent, in communications, humanities and social sciences.  Remedial courses, designed to remove deficiencies in the background of entering students, are inherently at a level lower than expected in college credit work.  Such courses, particularly in the areas of mathematics, basic science, and communications, cannot be used to meet the minimums in curricular content requirements.

Curriculum

In addition to the MPH core requirements and 3 - 6 hours of SOPH required courses, students take 22 hours of Industrial Hygiene and elective courses and a 3 hour internship for a total minimum of 45 credit hours.  Internships are generally paid positions in industry.  More than 60 industries nationwide have participated in this program.

RequirementsHours
MPH Core:17
BST 601Biostatistics4
ENH 611Environmental & Occupational Exposure Assessment3
EPI 600Intro to Epidemiology3
HB 600Social and Behavioral Science Core3
HCO 600Management and Policy in Public Health Systems and Services3
PUH 695The Public Health Integrative Experience1
Departmental Track Requirement:13
ENH 612Assessing & Managing Environmental Risks3
ENH 625Industrial Hygiene Case Studies2
ENH 650Essentials of Environmental and Occupational Toxicology and Diseases3
ENH 680Field Interdisciplinary Studies1
ENH 681Interdisciplinary Worksite Evaluations2
ENH 691Current Topics in Environmental Health and Occupational Health and Safety Minimum of 2 hours1
Department Research:3
ENH 699Masters Level Project Research Minimum of 3 hours1-9
Department Electives:6
School Wide Electives:3
PUH 627QWriting & Reviewing Research for MPH Candidates3
or GRD 727 Writing & Reviewing Research
Internship3
ENH 697Internship3
Total Hours:45

Master of Public Health in Occupational Health and Safety (OHSM)
(also offered fully online)

Health related careers are in high demand. We are searching for occupational health and safety professionals of tomorrow – bright, inquisitive students – with a desire to make a difference in the lives of others! You can make a difference in the lives of workers in your community. Our graduates are at the frontline to protect workers from injuries and illnesses. A safer, healthier workforce is a good thing for everyone. Graduates of our academic programs find rewarding and challenging careers in various employment sectors - working as team members to protect our nation’s most valuable asset, PEOPLE!

Occupational Health and Safety Curriculum: In addition to the MPH core requirements and 3 - 6 hours of SOPH required courses, students take 19 hours of Occupational Health & Safety track and elective courses and a 3 hour internship for a minimum of 42 credit hours.

RequirementsHours
MPH Core:17
BST 601Biostatistics4
ENH 611Environmental & Occupational Exposure Assessment3
EPI 600Intro to Epidemiology3
HB 600Social and Behavioral Science Core3
HCO 600Management and Policy in Public Health Systems and Services3
PUH 695The Public Health Integrative Experience1
Departmental Track Requirement:16
ENH 612Assessing & Managing Environmental Risks3
ENH 650Essentials of Environmental and Occupational Toxicology and Diseases3
ENH 661LEnvironmental Sampling and Analysis Laboratory2
ENH 670Fund of Occupational Safety3
ENH 691Current Topics in Environmental Health and Occupational Health and Safety Minimum of 2 hours1
MBA 631Management and Organizations3
Department Elective:3
School Wide Requirements:3
PUH 627Writing & Reviewing Research for MPH Candidates3
or GRD 727 Writing & Reviewing Research
Internship3
ENH 697Internship3
Total Hours:42

School of Public Health's Catalog

The Environmental Health Department offers two MSPH programs of study:

  • MSPH in Environmental Health/Toxicology (ETOX)
  • MPH in Industrial Hygiene (IHY)

Master of Science in Public Health in Environmental Health Toxicology

The Master of Science in Public Health program in Environmental Health & Toxicology is designed to provide an intensive educational and research experience for those with or without previous experience. Environmental health professionals must be able to recognize, evaluate, and control environmental situations that may lead to disease. They may also require expertise in designing and conducting studies of environmental agents to assess the probability that environmental toxics 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, defense of a research proposal, conducting of the research, preparation of a formal thesis, and presentation and defense of the thesis.

MSPH Degree Program Learning Objectives

The objectives of the MSPH program are to assure that students will:

  • Demonstrate practical knowledge of environmental regulations.
  • Specify approaches for assessing air- and water-borne agents.
  • Describe critical factors of exposure assessment studies.
  • Explain how environmental factors impact human health.
  • Specify approaches for assessing environmental hazards.
  • Employ risk assessment approaches.
  • Describe regulatory programs and agencies that influence environmental and occupational health issues.
  • Explain how environmental justice impacts health.
  • Communicate scientific information in public and professional venues.
  • Conduct a literature review on an ENH topic.
  • Write a research proposal appropriate for degree.
  • Perform supervised research appropriate for degree.
  • Write a manuscript for a peer-reviewed journal based on own research.

Admission:

Applicants should have a strong academic record and meet the minimum requirements for admission to the School of Public Health.  Students without previous experience, but who have a strong commitment to Industrial Hygiene, may be admitted. In addition to the general admissions requirements for the School of Public Health enrollees should have a strong background in math and science and a strong commitment to conduct research (laboratory or field based) as the MS level.

Curriculum:

Students must complete a total of 39 credit hours.  Electives are chosen in consultation with the student's advisor and should be selected to fit the student's interests, career goals, and academic needs. The degree can be obtained in 21 months of full-time study.

Students receiving a MSPH are required to complete a 3 hour 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) may be waived from this requirement by permission of the Associate Dean.

RequirementsHours
MSPH Core:13
BST 611Intermediate Statistical Analysis I3
BST 612Intermediate Statistical Analysis II3
ENH 611Environmental & Occupational Exposure Assessment3
EPI 610Principles of Epidemiologic Research4
Department Track Requirements:6
ENH 612Assessing & Managing Environmental Risks3
ENH 650Essentials of Environmental and Occupational Toxicology and Diseases3
Department Elective3
Masters Level Research:13
ENH 699Masters Level Project Research minimum of 13 hours1-9
Seminar / Journal Club:4
ENH 691Current Topics in Environmental Health and Occupational Health and Safety Minimum 4 hours1
Total Hours:39

Master of Science in Public Health in Environmental Health Toxicology

The Master of Science in Public Health program in Environmental Health & Toxicology is designed to provide an intensive educational and research experience for those with or without previous experience. Environmental health professionals must be able to recognize, evaluate, and control environmental situations that may lead to disease. They may also require expertise in designing and conducting studies of environmental agents to assess the probability that environmental toxics 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, defense of a research proposal, conducting of the research, preparation of a formal thesis, and presentation and defense of the thesis.

MSPH Degree Program Learning Objectives

The objectives of the MSPH program are to assure that students will:

  • Demonstrate practical knowledge of environmental regulations.
  • Specify approaches for assessing air- and water-borne agents.
  • Describe critical factors of exposure assessment studies.
  • Explain how environmental factors impact human health.
  • Specify approaches for assessing environmental hazards.
  • Employ risk assessment approaches.
  • Describe regulatory programs and agencies that influence environmental and occupational health issues.
  • Explain how environmental justice impacts health.
  • Communicate scientific information in public and professional venues.
  • Conduct a literature review on an ENH topic.
  • Write a research proposal appropriate for degree.
  • Perform supervised research appropriate for degree.
  • Write a manuscript for a peer-reviewed journal based on own research.

Admission:

Applicants should have a strong academic record and meet the minimum requirements for admission to the School of Public Health.  Students without previous experience, but who have a strong commitment to Industrial Hygiene, may be admitted. In addition to the general admissions requirements for the School of Public Health enrollees should have a strong background in math and science and a strong commitment to conduct research (laboratory or field based) as the MS level.

Curriculum:

Students must complete a total of 39 credit hours.  Electives are chosen in consultation with the student's advisor and should be selected to fit the student's interests, career goals, and academic needs. The degree can be obtained in 21 months of full-time study.

Students receiving a MSPH are required to complete a 3 hour 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) may be waived from this requirement by permission of the Associate Dean.

RequirementsHours
MSPH Core:13
BST 611Intermediate Statistical Analysis I3
BST 612Intermediate Statistical Analysis II3
ENH 611Environmental & Occupational Exposure Assessment3
EPI 610Principles of Epidemiologic Research4
Department Track Requirements:6
ENH 612Assessing & Managing Environmental Risks3
ENH 650Essentials of Environmental and Occupational Toxicology and Diseases3
Department Elective3
Masters Level Research:13
ENH 699Masters Level Project Research minimum of 13 hours1-9
Seminar / Journal Club:4
ENH 691Current Topics in Environmental Health and Occupational Health and Safety Minimum 4 hours1
Total Hours:39

School of Public Health's Catalog


PhD in Environmental Health Sciences

The PhD program in Environmental Health Sciences prepares scientists for careers in research, environmental program management, and policy analysis. Education 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, environmental chemistry, non-point source water pollution, risk assessment and management, environmental toxicology, and industrial hygiene. Graduates are qualified to assume upper-level positions in the public or private sector in management, teaching, research, or consulting. Graduates are particularly qualified for teaching or research positions in academic institutions that require sound research training.

The PhD degree in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences offer two PhD curricula:

  • PhD for students entering with BA and BS, or unrelated to MPH
  • PhD for students entering with MS, DVM, DMD, DDS, etc

Admission:

Particular emphasis is placed upon students' interest and their commitment to research. The PhD degree requires an original and carefully thought out research dissertation. Students with previous experience and therefore specific ideas for research are particularly encouraged to apply. The general departmental admission requirements apply to the PhD applicants; however, a previous master's degree is also required. Those students who do not have a master's degree in an appropriate area of environmental health must meet the department's course requirements for the MSPH in environmental health and toxicology or industrial hygiene, depending upon the focus of the PhD dissertation research.

Curriculum:

PhD students are expected to complete courses in 4 areas.  The department track  requirements, electives (or required courses specific to the student’s program), seminar and journal club hours, and research.  Other courses preparatory to dissertation research will be determined by the student in consultation with his/her academic advisor.

Two sets of general requirements are listed below. Students who are admitted to the PhD program with a BA or BS, or those that 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 53-59 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.
 



PhD Curriculum for students entering with MS, DVM, DMD, DDS, etc

RequirementsHours
Department Track Requirements18
BST 611Intermediate Statistical Analysis I3
ENH 700Scientific Basis of Environmental Health3
ENH 752Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology (Biochemical & Molecular Toxicology)3
ENH 770Advanced Topics in Environmental Disasters in PUH3
EPI 616Environmental Epidemiology3
GRD 717Principles of Scientific Integrity3
IHY Required Courses for students in IHY program:6
ENH 680Field Interdisciplinary Studies1
ENH 681Interdisciplinary Worksite Evaluations2
ENH 763Aerosol Technology3
Department Seminar and Journal Club:8
Journal Club should be taken 4 times and with approval of advisor4
Directed Research: minimum of 3 hours3
ENH 790Seminar: Current Topics in ENH Sciences Research Minimum of 4 hours1
ENH 798Doctoral Level Directed Res1-9
Dissertation Research: minimum of 24 hours24
ENH 799Dissertation Research1-9
Estimated Minimum Credit Hours:53-59


PhD Curriculum for students entering with BA and BS, or unrelated MPH or other degrees

RequirementsHours
Department Track Requirements18
BST 611Intermediate Statistical Analysis I3
ENH 700Scientific Basis of Environmental Health3
ENH 752Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology (Biochemical & Molecular Toxicology)3
ENH 770Advanced Topics in Environmental Disasters in PUH3
EPI 616Environmental Epidemiology3
GRD 717Principles of Scientific Integrity3
Electives (6 or 15 hours) IHY Required Courses: minimum 9 hours15
ENH 680Field Interdisciplinary Studies1
ENH 681Interdisciplinary Worksite Evaluations2
ENH 763Aerosol Technology3
ENH 701Environmental Chemistry3
Electives6-15
Department Seminar and Journal Club:8
Journal Club should be taken 4 times and with approval of advisor:4
ENH 790Seminar: Current Topics in ENH Sciences Research minimum of 4 hours1
Directed Research: minimum 7 hours7
ENH 798Doctoral Level Directed Res3
Dissertation Research: minimum 24 hours24
ENH 799Dissertation Research1-9
Estimated Minimum Credit Hours:72

Courses

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

This introductory course is designed to teach public health graduate students the fundamental concepts of Environmental Health Science, the scientific research methods used to study the interaction between human health and the environment, and basic issues in the environmental management of occupational and environmental health problems. Preq: Admission into the MPH program or permission of instructor. College level biology and/or chemistry strongly recommended.

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

This introductory course is designed to teach public health graduate students the fundamental concepts of Environmental Health Science, the scientific research methods used to study the interaction between human health and the environment, and basic issues in the environmental management of occupational and environmental health problems. Preq: Admission into the MPH program or permission of instructor. College level biology and/or chemistry strongly recommended.

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. 3 Hours.

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.

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. Students are taught how municipal, state, federal and international agencies implement and assess the success of environmental policies, while taking into consideration the social and economic considerations in environmental management frameworks. Several examples from local, federal and international policies will be used to explore the assessment and management process.
Prerequisites: ENH 611 [Min Grade: C] and ENH 650 [Min Grade: C]

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. Students are taught how municipal, state, federal and international agencies implement and assess the success of environmental policies, while taking into consideration the social and economic considerations in environmental management frameworks. Several examples from local, federal and international policies will be used to explore the assessment and management process.
Prerequisites: ENH 611 [Min Grade: C] and ENH 650 [Min Grade: C]

ENH 621. Fund 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.

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 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]

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.

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. 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.

An integrated introduction to air and water pollution, including its sources, transport, and effects. Focus will be on measurement and characterization of air pollution and the bio-assessment of water quality. Regulatory control of pollutants and the technical aspects of engineering controls will also be given emphasis.

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. The course will focus on contaminant gases, vapors, suspended particulate material and dissolved chemicals in water. A basic understanding of chemistry and physics is prerequisite. 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. This course is also offered online.

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.

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

Air sampling analysis lab.

ENH 670. Fund 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. Fund of Occupational Safety Online. 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.

ENH 680. Field Interdisciplinary Studies. 1 Hour.

Field trips to industries throughout Alabama to observe processes and interact with other occupational health personnel. Seminars held with occupational health nursing, industrial hygiene, and safety and ergonomics students to exchange information on latest developments in each field.
Prerequisites: ENH 621 [Min Grade: C]

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

Field trips to industries throughout Alabama to observe processes and interact with other occupational health personnel. Seminars held with occupational health nursing, industrial hygiene, and safety and ergonomics students to exchange information on latest developments in each field.
Prerequisites: ENH 621 [Min Grade: C]

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]

ENH 681Q. Interdisciplinary Worksite Evaluation Online. 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].
Prerequisites: ENH 680 [Min Grade: C]

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.

Field experience under joint direction of a public health faculty member and qualified specialist working in selected aspects of public health.
Prerequisites: BST 601 [Min Grade: C] and ENH 611 [Min Grade: C] and EPI 600 [Min Grade: C] and HB 600 [Min Grade: C] and HCO 600 [Min Grade: C]

ENH 697Q. Internship Online. 3 Hours.

Field experience under joint direction of a public health faculty member and qualified specialist working in selected aspects of public health. Prerequisites: BST 601 [Min Grade: C] or and ENH 611 [Min Grade: C] and EPI 600[Min Grade: C] and HB 600[Min Grade: C] and HCO 600[Min Grade: C].
Prerequisites: BST 601 [Min Grade: C] and ENH 611 [Min Grade: C] and EPI 600 [Min Grade: C] and HB 600 [Min Grade: C] and HCO 600 [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.

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. 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 should have undergraduate organic chemistry and thermodynamics; mathematical calculations are a significant component of this course.

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]

ENH 705. Special Topics in Environmental and Occupational Health Occupational Hygiene Research - Journal Club. 1 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. (Course is scheduled with IBS 701).

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. (Course is scheduled with IBS 702).

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]

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

Crawford, Shaun, Instructor, 2015, Ph.D. (UAB), Certified Industrial Hygienist, Eposure Assessment, Air Toxics, Green Building, Water Pollution, Sustainability, Environmental Justice.
Dickinson, Dale A., Assistant Professor and Graduate Program Director, 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 & Chair; Environmental Health Sciences , 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.
Huynh, Tran, Assistant Professor, 2015, Ph.D. (Minnesota), Certified Industrial Hygienist. Exposure assessment strategies, development of interventions in occupational health, industrial hygiene.
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.
Kavouras, Ilias, Associate Professor, 2015, Ph.D. (Crete, Greece), Air Pollution, Wildfires, Climate Change, Organic Aerosol, Asthma, Heart Disease
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.
Postlethwait, Edward M. , Ph.D., Professor; Environmental Health Sciences; Environmental Induction of pulmonary epithelial injury