FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work

Florida International University - Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work
Florida International University - Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work
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Ph.D. in Public Health with Specialization in Environmental and Occupational Health

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The Department of Environmental & Occupational Health integrates different disciplines to uncover the links between the environment and human health. It is vibrant and growing and is poised to tackle the environmental health challenges that face our surrounding south Florida communities, state and the country.

This is an exciting time to pursue a career in Environmental and Occupational Health. In this program students are trained by internationally recognized scientists to detect, prevent, and control adverse influences of the environment on human health, based on the understanding of the complex interplay of genetic variations with environment stressors. Students who wish to study Environment and Occupational Health can pursue a Master’s and/or a Ph.D. degree.

Research Foci

  • Understand how combined environmental exposures affect disease pathogenesis (exposomics).
  • Understand the environmental basis of individual susceptibility, across the life span, to chronic, complex disease.
  • Identify and understand shared mechanisms or common biological pathways underlying complex diseases, in order to develop prevention and intervention strategies.

 

Projects are available in the following areas:

This program equips students with the knowledge to apply quantitative methods to help reduce environmental risk to improve public health. Students seeking advanced training may choose to research occupational health or environmental toxicology/environmental health.

  • Coursework, written and/or proposal development exams, and dissertation research
  • Master’s degree not required
  • Research areas include Molecular Environmental Epidemiology, Occupational and Environmental Health, Toxicology, Gene-Environment Interactions
  • Part-time program available

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Be the Change

Our students learn to use research and data to make an impact in their environment and help bring hot topic issues like smoking bans and caps on carbon emissions to the national stage. Our multidisciplinary faculty of physicians, chemists, toxicologists, cancer scientists, molecular biologists and other public health scientists provides an excellent opportunity to help reduce risk and improve public health at the local and global level.

Did You Know?

The U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics lists Environmental and Occupational Health as one of the fastest growing segments of the job market and offers diverse career paths. Our graduates are in demand not only in academia, but also in government, donors, international organizations, NGOs and areas of private industry, including biotechnology and pharmaceutical research firms.Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics

CONTACT US

Department of Environmental & Occupational Health
Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work
Florida International University
Modesto A. Maidique Campus, AHC5 355
11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199
Phone: 305-348-7778
Fax: 305-348-1996

Marcus S. Cooke, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
305-348-7778
mcooke@fiu.edu