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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.


Bloomberg School ranked #1 in Environmental Health Sciences by peers in U.S. News & World Report

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Environmental Health and Engineering Headlines

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Healthy Planet, Healthy People

Promising solutions to our environmental crises are already making a difference. Now is the time to accelerate them.

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Johns Hopkins Researchers Join Push For 100% Renewable Energy Power Grids

Funded by the NSF, the new Electric Power Innovation for a Carbon-free Society center will collaborate with international partners to decarbonize the global energy sector

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Could your house be making you sick?

EHE experts weigh in on pressing questions about health and safety indoors

Environmental Health & Engineering Highlights


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


in the nation combined public health and engineering department focused on environmental science


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


graduate programs spanning multiple disciplines and topics

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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Tiffany Onyejiaka, MHS '22

I am a first-year medical student at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine.

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Joseph Tumfour, MHS '22

Joseph Tumfour is an environmental health and safety specialist at Genscript, a biotechnology corporation.

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Caleb Ginorio, MS '21

Caleb is a senior industrial hygienist at Savannah River Site in Aiken, S.C. 

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

Shilva Shrestha, PhD

focuses on innovative biotechnologies to produce bioenergy and biochemicals to substitute fossil fuel-based products, address environmental problems, and strengthen the bioeconomy.

Shilva Shrestha

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