Environmental Health and Engineering
We use fundamental science to protect the health of the environment and its inhabitants.
Bloomberg School ranked #1 in Environmental Health Sciences by peers in U.S. News & World Report
Environmental Health and Engineering Headlines
Why Public Health Needs the Private Sector
Strategic partnerships allow better, faster responses to public health crises.
How Can We Fight Complacency Around Climate Change? Focus on Human Health
Scientists warn of the catastrophic, irreversible effects of climate change. But how do we get more people to care—and more importantly, take action?
Fatbergs: Menaces to Public Works and Public Health
Natalie Exum weighs in on fatbergs, a potent symbol of how we’ve come to take our aging water infrastructure systems for granted.
Environmental Health & Engineering Highlights
ranked by peers in Environmental Health Sciences - U.S. News & World Report
in the nation combined public health and engineering department focused on environmental science
global alumni network working in industry, government, nonprofits, and academia
graduate programs spanning multiple disciplines and topics
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?
Jiana Blaha, MHS '21
Jiana is a postbaccalaureate fellow at the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NAIAD).
Joseph Tumfour, MHS '22
Joseph Tumfour is an environmental health and safety specialist at Genscript, a biotechnology corporation.
Caleb Ginorio, MS '21
Caleb is a senior industrial hygienist at Savannah River Site in Aiken, S.C.
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.
Keeve Nachman, PhD ’06
aims to generate the scientific evidence needed to support decisions that mitigate human exposures to chemical and microbial hazards associated with food production.
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
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