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

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene 

Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) are critical global environmental health challenges.   


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Emory's new WaterHub reclamation facility reduces waste and provides research opportunities for environmental health students. 
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The global environmental health program has taught me about the drivers of global environmental problems and their consequences for health. It has also trained me on statistical, epidemiological, and laboratory skills that enable me to develop appropriate responses to complex issues.

Jordan W. Smith, MPH Student

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We are continuing a major faculty expansion. We seek tenure-track applicants in all areas of environmental health, with a particular emphasis on risk assessment and environmental health policy. Other areas of interest include global environmental health, health effects of climate change, "omics," and environmental biostatistics.

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