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
Pilot study to test breast milk pesticide levels in mothers and infants
Dr. Marie Bourgeois, research assistant professor at the USF College of Public Health, has designed a pilot study to examine health disparities, infant vulnerability and pesticide exposure.  The study, titled “A Pilot Study of Malathion, Atrazine, Carbaryl and Chlorpyrifos in the Breast Milk of Women in Suburban and Agricultural Communities of Central Florida,” is funded […]
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Students at Seminole Ridge High School’s Weitz Academy of Construction will soon be able to earn safety training certificates from the University of South Florida OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Center, thanks to a new partnership between the schools. While Academy of Construction students have for the past decade received OSHA’s 10-hour and 30-hour training, […]
30 years + alumni = inaugural awards ceremony
Join the USF College of Public Health community as we celebrate 28 Bulls with significant impact in public health research, practice, and policy, as well as teaching, scholarship, and mentorship of public health professionals. It is a tribute to those who have most advanced public health domestically or internationally and you don’t want to miss […]