Environmental Health and Engineering Headlines
The practice shaped wealth accumulation along racial lines, creating long-term financial and health disparities. Now, a new tool helps visualize exactly what effects redlining had on the health of communities.
Assumes role after 20-plus years of leadership positions at center dedicated to building healthy, equitable, sustainable food systems.
A study finds hairdressers of color, compared to women who work in offices, have higher levels of chemicals in their bodies—some associated with salon treatments but also many more the researchers couldn't identify
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.
Jonathan is a computational microbiology doctoral student at a German University hospital.
Mona is currently a PhD student in environmental science & engineering at Harvard University, working on global pollutants including perfluorinated compounds (PFAS).
Yinka Bode-George is a program manager for the Maryland Environmental Health Network.
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.
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.
Centers and Institutes in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering
The Department of Environmental Health and Engineering houses six diverse Centers.
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.