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What is Environmental Health?

The Gangarosa Department of Environmental Health at Emory's Rollins School of Public Health examines the interface between human health and the environment. By adopting an interdisciplinary approach, we focus on chemical, physical and microbial hazards present in natural and built environments that range from the molecular to planetary and from the local to the global scale. 

Our faculty and students engage in research in the areas of climate change, air pollution, environmental justice, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), toxicology, pesticides, land use changes and more. By integrating the many interest areas in environmental health, we strive to achieve an understanding of how to support a sustainable and healthy environment for all. 


Interested in learning more or starting a career in environmental health? We offer three degrees in five different programs that could be a great fit for you! 


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