The protection of public health is the key principle underlining the work of Environmental Health Officers, whether this involves investigating a food poisoning outbreak or accident at work, along with noise problems, housing issues and environmental contamination.
With a PhD
in Environmental Health
at University of Pittsburgh
you will typically have learnt to critically analyse the implications of biological, chemical, physical, social and psychosocial stress on human health in the areas of food safety, health and safety, housing, environmental protection and public health and demonstrate the communication skills necessary for effective intervention to protect public health.
phd students: You will have engaged in advanced study and research in areas related to environmental health, with typical emphasis on major health problems, such as respiratory illnesses, cancer. cardiovascular diseases, and musculoskeletal ailments. You will also have looked at environmental health areas such as biostatistics, epidemiology, ergonomics and biomechanics.