I am delighted to welcome you to the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health’s Web site at Pitt Public Health.
Environmental health is a multidisciplinary science directed towards understanding the mechanistic basis of the interaction of environmental agents and susceptibility (genetics, physiology) to these agents in modifying and/or accounting for acute and chronic human disease.
Our department mission is to provide service and training and perform basic and applied research in the principles and practice of environmental health. These efforts are directed towards graduate education (masters, pre- and postdoctoral level as well as training programs in prevention and preparedness and residency in occupational medicine) and research spanning work at a cellular and molecular level to applied translational efforts in human disease and population studies. Accordingly, significant interactions exist with basic sciences and clinical departments, centers (Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Center for Biologic Imaging, Center for Pharmacogenomics, Pittsburgh Development Center) and institutes (University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Magee Womens Research Institute, McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine) at the University of Pittsburgh schools of medicine and pharmacy as well as the Pitt Public Health.