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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.


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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).

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

Tara Kirk Sell, PhD

Dr. Sell’s work focuses on improving public health policy and practice in order to reduce the health impacts of disasters and terrorism. Her primary research interests focus on health security: the broad intersection of public health and national security.

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CHARMED Center awarded $5.6 Million Community-engagement Grant

The CHARMED Center, based in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering, will lead an effort to build capacity in community-engaged research aimed at understanding the mechanistic links between environmental exposures and adverse health outcomes and translate these findings into action to improve the health of vulnerable individuals in communities across the greater Maryland region.



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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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