Environmental Health and Engineering
We use fundamental science to protect the health of the environment and its inhabitants.
Environmental Health and Engineering Headlines
Johns Hopkins ranked No. 3 among the world’s best universities for public, environmental, and occupational health
This distinction is based in part on the quality of the university’s Department of Environmental Health and Engineering.
Could future computers run on human brain cells?
Johns Hopkins researchers tout the promise of 'organoid intelligence,' which could one-day yield computers that are faster, more efficient, and more powerful than silicon-based computing and AI
Johns Hopkins Selected by U.S. Department of Transportation to Lead New $10 Million Center for Climate-Focused Transportation Solutions
Shima Himadi will head center focused on mitigating climate change in the transportation sector with an emphasis on equity and environmental justice
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?
Our graduates go on to work in environmental health policy, climate science, government and NGO settings, continuing graduate study, or medical school. Meet some of our graduates.
Alumni Spotlight: Mona Dai, MHS '17
Mona is currently a PhD student in environmental science & engineering at Harvard University, working on global pollutants including perfluorinated compounds (PFAS).
Spotlight: Yinka Bode-George, MHS '17
Yinka Bode-George is a program manager for the Maryland Environmental Health Network.
Spotlight: Joseph Tumfour, MHS '22
Joseph Tumfour is an environmental health and safety specialist at Genscript, a biotechnology corporation.
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.
Our Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering prepares students to succeed in the private sector, governmental organizations, and top-tier graduate programs.
We offer a range of interdisciplinary graduate programs at the intersection of public health and engineering.
Our department offers certificates and other programs to foster professional growth.
Scot Miller, PhD,
uses big data to understand greenhouse gas and air pollution emissions across the globe. His lab, the Greenhouse Gas Research Group, uses observations of greenhouse gases collected from airplanes, towers, and satellites to estimate emissions across individual states to continents.
Centers and Institutes in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering
The Department of Environmental Health and Engineering houses six diverse Centers.
Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT)
Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF)
Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security
Johns Hopkins Education and Research Center for Occupational Safety and Health
The Johns Hopkins University Water Center
The Johns Hopkins P.O.E. Total Worker Health® Center (POE Center)
Center for Community Health: Addressing Regional Maryland Environmental Determinants of Disease
Johns Hopkins Selected by U.S. Department of Transportation to Lead New $10 Million Center for Climate-Smart Transportation
The Center will collaborate with a consortium of experts to research ways to mitigate climate change in the transportation sector, with an emphasis on equity and environmental justice. Bloomberg Assistant Professor of American Health, Shima Hamidi, PhD, will serve as the director and principal investigator.
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A gift to our department can help to provide student scholarships and internships, attract and retain faculty, and support innovation.