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Master of Science (ScM) in Environmental Health

ScM Faculty Advisers

The two-year ScM degree provides an opportunity to do a year-long research project with a faculty member. The first year of the program follows the full-time MHS guidance and focuses on coursework designed to provide a strong foundation in environmental health. The second year involves full-time research whether in a lab, clinic, the field, or at a desk. The following faculty may be willing to advise ScM students. If you identify a faculty member that you want to work with who is not on this list, we encourage you to ask them about their availability.

Shyam Biswal
Professor
Environmental Health and Engineering

Shyam Biswal, PhD, studies the mechanisms by which environmental factors drive chronic health conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

Joseph Bressler
Associate Professor
Environmental Health and Engineering

Joseph Bressler, PhD, studies how environmental pollutants affect neurodevelopment with specific interests in autism and fetal alcohol syndrome.

Jessie Buckley
Associate Professor
- Adjunct
Environmental Health and Engineering

Jessie Buckley, PhD, MPH, studies early life environmental chemical exposures to inform policies targeted at improving children’s health.

Meghan Davis
Associate Professor
Environmental Health and Engineering

Meghan Davis, DVM, PhD '12, MPH '08, studies the interface of bacteria and hosts to reduce microbe-mediated diseases in people and animals.

Gigi Gronvall
Associate Professor

Gigi Kwik Gronvall, PhD '00, is an immunologist by training, who has written extensively about synthetic biology, preparations for bioterrorism, and the contested origin of SARS-CoV-2.

Thomas Hartung
Professor
Environmental Health and Engineering

Thomas Hartung, MD, PhD, steers the revolution in toxicology to move away from 50+ year-old animal tests to organoid cultures and the use of artificial intelligence.

Christopher Heaney
Associate Professor
Environmental Health and Engineering

Christopher Heaney, PhD, MS, and his team, developed a saliva-based test that accurately detects the presence of antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 from small samples of saliva.

Kirsten Koehler
Associate Professor
Environmental Health and Engineering

Kirsten Koehler, PhD, research seeks to improve exposure assessment methods to inform occupational and public health policy.

Mark Kohr
Associate Professor
Environmental Health and Engineering

Mark Kohr, PhD, researches how male and female hearts differ in response to injury and environmental factors.

Paul Locke
Professor
Environmental Health and Engineering

Paul Locke, DrPH '98, MPH, JD, is a scientist and lawyer who researches, designs, and implements evidence-based policies to improve public health and protect the environment.

David Love
Research Professor
Environmental Health and Engineering

David Love, PhD, MSPH, is an expertise in food systems and sustainability, and his work focuses on the environmental, social, health, and food system issues related to aquaculture and fisheries.

Wayne Mitzner
Professor
- Emeritus
Environmental Health and Engineering

Wayne Mitzner, PhD, studies how lung structure and function protect against environmental and pathologic insults.

Keeve Nachman
Associate Professor
Environmental Health and Engineering

Keeve Nachman, PhD ’06, MHS '01, aims to generate the scientific evidence needed to support decisions that mitigate human exposures to chemical and microbial hazards associated with food production.

Gurumurthy Ramachandran
Professor
Environmental Health and Engineering

Gurumurthy Ramachandran, PhD, MS, conducts research focused on developing effective and accurate methods to assess health-related human exposure in occupational and non-occupational settings.

Ana Rule
Assistant Professor
Environmental Health and Engineering

Ana Rule, PhD ’05, MHS '98, focuses on the development and evaluation of novel sampling and analysis strategies for assessments of exposure to biological aerosols, e-cigarette aerosols, and particulate matter.

Kellogg Schwab
Professor
Environmental Health and Engineering

Kellogg Schwab, PhD, integrates engineering, public health, and human behavior by researching water and wastewater contaminants of public health concern.

Fenna Sillé
Assistant Professor
Environmental Health and Engineering

Fenna Sillé, PhD, studies how environmental exposures change the immune system and increase the risk of respiratory infections and lung cancer.