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Environmental Quality and Health
The Environmental Quality and Health (EQH) Program at the University of Michigan has a long and distinguished history, and is one of the oldest programs of its kind in the United States. The EQH curriculum designed to equip graduates with the scientific, technological, policy, and management knowledge and skills needed to address contemporary and emerging issues in environmental and public health. The program deals holistically with how exposure and health effects of organic, inorganic, and radioactive pollutants are related to their sources, behavior, and fate in various environmental media (air, water, soil and food). The core curriculum provides the unifying themes on the basic driving forces behind environmental health problems, human activities that lead to pressures on the environment, and effects of exposure to degraded environmental conditions to human health. The EQH curriculum then branches out into areas of specialization, including air pollution, environmental chemistry, environmental health management, hazardous waste, radiation biology, risk assessment, and water quality.
Teaching in the EQH Program is supported by a large and diversified research portfolio with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities for basic and applied work in chemistry, biology, toxicology, air pollution, and hazardous waste. The program stresses environmental health practice and research and is one of the most highly regarded training programs in the country. Our graduates are employed in government, industry, consulting, and the non-profit sectors, both domestically and worldwide.