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A cross-divisional department spanning

Department of

Environmental Health and Engineering

We use fundamental science to protect the health of the environment and its inhabitants.


Environmental Health and Engineering Headlines

environmental health sciences US News 2024 Ranked number one

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School Ranked #1 in Environmental Health Sciences by Peers in U.S. News & World Report

The Bloomberg School of Public Health and several Bloomberg departments were also ranked #1.

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Paul Ferraro named AERE fellow

Paul Ferraro, the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Human Behavior and Public Policy, has been named a fellow of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.

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Gronvall promoted to professor

Gigi Gronvall, PhD '00, has been promoted to professor. Gronvall is an immunologist. She has written extensively about synthetic biology, preparations for bioterrorism, and the contested origin of SARS-CoV-2.

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Nachman promoted to professor

Keeve Nachman, PhD '06, has been promoted to professor. Nachman has more than 20 years of experience conducting research and teaching in the field of food systems, environmental health, and risk assessment.


A Healthier, Climate-Smart Way Forward for Transportation

Johns Hopkins researchers, lawmakers, and government officials met on June 17 at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to discuss evidence-based approaches to make both climate health and human health a fundamental part of transportation infrastructure decisions. The visit included a roundtable discussion on climate-smart transportation. The event was hosted by the Center for Climate-Smart Transportation.

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From left: Firas Ibrahim, director, Office of Research, Development and Technology, U.S. Department of Transportation; Robert Hampshire, deputy assistant secretary for research and technology and chief science officer, DOT; Ed Schlesinger, dean, Whiting School of Engineering.

Environmental Health & Engineering Highlights


ranked by peers in Environmental Health Sciences - U.S. News & World Report


degrees offered, including 1 undergraduate, 6 master's, and 2 doctoral degrees


students, including 40 undergraduates, 104 master's students, 75 doctoral students, and 34 postdocs


global alumni network working in industry, government, nonprofits, and academia

What We Do in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering

Our unique cross-divisional department combines the strengths of the Whiting School of Engineering and the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Our graduates are prepared to be successful public health and engineering professionals in private and governmental organizations and attend the best graduate and PhD programs.


Environmental Health and Engineering Graduates: Where Are They Now?

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Marcos Pascual, MSE '21

Marcos Pascual earned his MSE in Environmental Engineering in 2021. Marcos is working as a civil engineer for a company in Denver. 

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Pearl Lee, MS '19

After earning a master's degree, we caught up with this busy industrial hygienist to get her feedback about the program. Here's what Pearl had to say. 

Yan He, MS '19

Yan He is a second-year PhD student in the Department of Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering at Washington University in Saint Louis, MO. 

Environmental Health and Engineering Programs

We offer undergraduate and graduate degrees in environmental engineering, as well as a range of master's and doctoral degrees in public health.

Undergraduate Programs

Our Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering prepares students to succeed in the private sector, governmental organizations, and top-tier graduate programs.

Graduate Programs

We offer a range of interdisciplinary graduate programs at the intersection of public health and engineering. 

Non-Degree Programs

Our department offers certificates and other programs to foster professional growth.

Environmental Health and Engineering Faculty Spotlight

Fenna Sillé, PhD

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

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