Message from the Chair


Welcome to the Department of Environmental Health at Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health.

We are a vibrant and diverse group of faculty committed to environmental health for all people. We do this through our teaching, service, and research activities, and by viewing environmental health from an expansive perspective: from molecular to planetary, and from the local level to the global level.

We train our graduate students in a transdisciplinary way so that they can better tackle the environmental health threats of the future. Our core educational program is the MPH program. We also offer a joint MSPH program in environmental health and epidemiology; a joint MPH program in global environmental health; a 5-year BS/MPH with the Emory College of Arts and Sciences' Environmental Studies Department; dual degree programs with several professional schools (nursing, law, medicine, and the physician assistant program); and the new doctoral program in environmental health sciences. All of these programs are rigorous but flexible, incorporating our commitment to education, research, and service in public health.

On behalf of our faculty and staff, I wish you a warm welcome to our website, our school, and our department. As you browse this site, we hope to share with you the excitement and dedication we feel about our work and our teaching. We especially welcome your interest if you are considering joining us as a student. Please feel free to contact any of us with questions.

Paige Tolbert, PhD
Professor and Chair