Environmental and Occupational Health

Environmental and Occupational Health

Create healthy, safe ways to live and work

Improve the health and well-being of workers, communities and the environment

Environmental and occupational health professionals help identify, assess and control physical, chemical and workplace hazards that adversely affect health.  

From looking at the effects of air pollution on overall health to creating innovative solutions to help reduce whole body vibrations in heavy machinery drivers, our world-class researchers and learners make a difference.  

As a graduate student, you will work closely with faculty on cutting- edge, federally funded research projects, peer-reviewed publications and presentations at national and international conferences, giving you the skills needed to become an independent scholar working in the academic, public or private sectors.  

Immerse yourself in the discipline and gain the opportunity to solve the environmental health problems of individuals, communities, industries and regulatory agencies.

Work that matters

Our graduates go on to work in various roles, including workplace safety managers and consultants, environmental epidemiologists and environmental health specialists. They work in a variety of settings around the world — from private industries in Oregon to rural health care clinics in Bangladesh.


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CEPH accreditation seal


Our BS, MPH and PhD Public Health programs are accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health. This distinction ensures your education meets the nationally-agreed-upon standards developed by public health academics and practitioners.