ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The PhD degree program in Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) offers students extensive classroom and research experience in the field of environmental health sciences and in selected subspecialties concerned with the health effects of biological, chemical, physical, and radiological hazards encountered in air, soil, and water. Graduates will have the training and experience necessary to enter research and/or operational careers in the environmental health sciences and have the expertise to support military and DOD civilians worldwide.

Program Highlights

Students have the opportunity to participate in cutting-edge research that spans numerous possibilities: basic science, clinical research, global health, etc. Particular focus areas relevant to military medicine include traumatic brain injury, cancer, post-traumatic stress disorder, emerging infectious and neglected tropical diseases, combat casualty care, substance abuse, genomics and precision medicine.

Graduate Research

Faculty in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics have years of experience in areas such as force health protection, epidemiologic surveillance using DoD systems, field epidemiology, and an understanding of the unique population that includes Active Duty service members, Guard and Reserve, family members, and retirees, giving students a unique perspective on Preventive Medicine before leaving the classroom.

Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics