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Environmental Health Sciences
Investigating. Teaching. Telling. As an international leader in environmental health, the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Michigan School of Public Health promotes excellence, innovation, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Our mission is to advance knowledge, train practitioners and researchers, and communicate evidence-based science to improve health and avoid harm.
Why the University of Michigan?
This is a uniquely superb place to live, learn, and train. We boast a large, multi-disciplinary award-winning faculty with major strengths in industrial hygiene, human nutrition, environmental quality, toxicology, environmental epidemiology, genetics, epigenetics, and risk science. We have a well-funded portfolio of cutting-edge research involving collaborations across the university. Our department offers a curriculum and research base that promote integration, team-work, and high-impact science.
Our faculty are renowned both for their teaching and their research—placing our students and fellows at the center of the department’s activities—and students are empowered to participate in the department’s work in numerous ways.
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