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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

Factory Smokestacks

Surprisingly high levels of toxic gas found in Louisiana

Soaring ethylene oxide level detected, threatening children's health, according to research led by Johns Hopkins environmental engineers

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.

Discovering How Environment Affects Autism

Uncovering environmental contributors to autism may also suggest ways to help autistic people live healthier lives.

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A New Playbook for Addressing Health Misinformation

The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security launched the Practical playbook for addressing health misinformation. It guides users in preparing for and responding to health misinformation.

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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