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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

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Kirsten Koehler Promoted to Full Professor

Koehler's research seeks to improve exposure assessment methods to inform occupational and public health policy.

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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Study: Nearly 70 Percent of Children Under 6 in Chicago May Be Exposed to Lead-Contaminated Tap Water

Researchers analyzed results from nearly 40,000 households participating in a voluntary tap-water test program run by the city.

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Sperring Receives Fulbright Student Award

Emily Sperring has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award to conduct research in energy systems in Germany for the 2024-2025 academic year.

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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A gift to our department can help to provide student scholarships and internships, attract and retain faculty, and support innovation.


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