Environmental and Occupational Health

Letter from the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. Prospective students with biological, engineering, chemistry, nursing, medical and social science backgrounds are welcome to apply to our department. The faculty of our department are dedicated to excellence in teaching, scholarship and mentoring of students and are involved in active funded research in Environmental Health, Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Safety, Toxicology, and Occupational Health. The degrees offered in our department include the Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Environmental and Occupational Health. Please browse through our webpage and discover areas in our department which may lead you to exciting new career choices.

Thomas E. Bernard
  Professor and Chair   

News and Headlines
An Idea Whose Time Had Come: Florida’s First College of Public Health
“USF was chosen as the place for Florida’s College of Public Health,” Dr. Peter Levin wrote in 1984, “because of the broad base of knowledge found in the many colleges of the University and the unique Tampa location.” Levin, the college’s first dean, expounded further, noting that not only faculty from the colleges of medicine […]
From one field to another with Dr. Max Moreno
The USF College of Public Health is known for its interdisciplinary appeal – thrives on it, in fact – but a decade ago, one doctoral candidate found that it could extend well beyond the public health field and onto another kind of field altogether. Besides his doctoral course load and his work at COPH as […]
College kicks off 30th anniversary tour with powerful presence at FPHA conference
USF’s College of Public Health kicked off its yearlong 30th anniversary celebration last month with its first official tour stop, the annual Florida Public Health Association Educational Conference in Orlando, July 30 through Aug. 1. Dr. Michael White, professor in the Department of Global Health and deputy director of the department’s Florida Center of Excellence […]