Humans are as healthy as the environment in which they live. Environmental health focuses on assessing the public health risks associated biological, chemical and physical hazards in natural and built environments.
Faculty in environmental health engage in a wide range of research interests, including but not limited to:
- waterborne diseases,
- zoonotic and vector-based infectious diseases,
- water and air quality,
- chemical toxicology,
- pollutant exposure and effects,
- epidemiology of occupational diseases,
- GIS modeling of water quality, and
- integrated animal/human/environmental disease surveillance and modeling.
The research is often performed in the context of multi-disciplinary collaborations at the local, provincial, national and international level.