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Environmental Health Sciences

Doctoral student in the GEHS lab

The Department of Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) engages in multi-faceted research and prepares culturally competent professionals to address all aspects of our environment: physical, chemical, biological, social, and policy. The health of communities is inextricably linked to the environment and pollutants disproportionally impact minority populations. Safe air, water, soil, and food are prerequisites for health. EHS graduates are leaders in public, private, not-for-profit and academic sectors globally.

The EHS transdisciplinary research portfolio spans basic toxicology to clinical biomarker science and community-engaged environmental health studies. We place priority on countering environmental health disparities locally, in the Gulf Coast region, across our nation, and around the world. EHS faculty have expertise in environmental health, toxicology, water quality, industrial hygiene, environmental health policy, community-based studies and resiliency.


The Department of Environmental Health Sciences conducts research and educates culturally competent scientists and leaders to address the impact of the environment on the health of populations through scholarly research and hands-on practice experiences in public, private, not-for-profit and academic sectors around the world.

Charles A. Miller, III, PhD
Interim Chair and Professor