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Environmental and Occupational Health

Understanding how natural and human-made environments impact human health
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New in EOH: Quantifying Air Pollution’s Worldwide Toll on Asthma Sufferers


We now know that 9-33 million visits to the emergency room for asthma worldwide may be triggered by breathing in air pollution, thanks to attention getting research published by Professor Susan Anenberg and an EOH DrPH student. The innovative project used satellite data to assess air pollution levels in parts of the world where ambient measurements have not been available.
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What is Environmental and Occupational Health?


Environmental and occupational health looks at how environmental and occupational exposures impact human health. It explores the underlying science and policy for issues such as sustainable cities and food systems, climate change mitigation, workplace safety and risk management. Students learn from and work with our faculty on conducting cutting-edge research that is helping to dictate environmental and occupational health policy. Our faculty have been called upon by Congress to offer their expertise in areas like antibiotic resistance, climate change, occupational safety and environmental exposures, influencing critical regulations and legislation like the Toxic Substances Control Act.

Program Offerings


Graduate Programs

Offering students the option of two MPH programs and a doctorate option as well.

Whether you are interested in Global Environmental Health or our Environmental Health Science and Policy program, your MPH experience will be enhanced by the proximity to agencies and organization leading the charge here in Washington, DC. And if you're interested in earning a doctorate, the DrPH in Environmental and Occupational Health is perfect for you.

MPH Programs

Doctoral Programs

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Research


Opportunities in environmental sustainability, occupational health, risk science, infectious disease and community dimensions.

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Practice Experience


Our extensive partner network enables students to work with top Washington, D.C. health organizations as practice settings.

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Careers and Alumni


Earning one of our degrees can lead to a wide range of professional opportunities. Click for a sampling and alumni profiles.

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Department News


USAID Administrator Announces the Launch of the U.S.-India Alliance for Women’s Economic Empowerment

WASHINGTON (Oct. 8, 2021) – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power announced the U.S.-India Alliance for Women’s Economic...

New Report: Halting Workplace COVID-19 Transmission: An Urgent Proposal to Protect American Workers

For reference: https://tcf.org/content/report/halting-workplace-covid-19-transmission-urgent-proposal-protect-american-workers

George Washington University Launches Novel COVID-19 Testing Protocol

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 17, 2020) — Testing relies on GW-developed diagnostic test and GW COVID-19 testing lab that returns results to prevent virus spread.