Environmental Health (EH)

The department of environmental health uses a transdisciplinary lens to examine the interface between human health and the environment.


EH's ultimate goal is to protect and promote human health by providing a healthy environment.

Program Information

Our core educational program is the MPH program. We also offer a joint MSPH program in EH and epidemiology; a joint MPH program in global environmental health; a five-year BS MPH within the College of Arts and Sciences Environmental Studies Department; dual degree programs with several professional schools; and the new doctoral program in environmental health sciences.


The research agenda in EH reflects the diverse backgrounds of the faculty, students, and alumni on a wide range of environmental issues. We focus on a range of environmental health concerns, at many different scales, from the molecular to the global.

Global Environmental Health (GEH)

The GEH program provides opportunities for students to gain practical experience in settings around the world. Students in GEH have access to Emory's global experts on environment and health, along with their research and applied projects in settings around the world

Featured Faculty

Matthew C. Freeman, PhD, MPH

Dr. Freeman’s interests include determinants of behavior change, absenteeism reduction from school-based programs, prevention and control of neglected tropical diseases, and improved approaches to monitoring and evaluation.

Karen Levy, PhD, MPH, MSC

Dr. Karen Levy’s group carries out research on the ecology and epidemiology of waterborne and enteric diseases. Her areas of interest include behavior and health, infectious disease, rural health, and safe water.

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Meet Your ADAP

Rollins designates associate/assistant directors of programs (or ADAPs) to each of its departments. These friendly, knowledgeable advisors are here to answer your questions about the department’s curriculum, professors, concentrations, class registration, and course selection. Contact Ariadne Swichtenberg at ariadne.swichtenberg@emory.edu.