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Cross-disciplinary with the Office of Public Health Studies

This track enables a student in the Global Environmental Sciences Program to concentrate his/her academic studies in areas of significant importance in the relationship between environmental issues and public health. The inter-relationship between the environment and its impact on human health is vast and constantly changing. Issues such as food security, emerging zoonotic diseases, water scarcity, air and water pollution, over population, waste disposal, pesticide use, depletion of resources on land and in the sea are just a few of the pressing environmental issues that affect the health and well-being of millions of people worldwide. In this track students will gain the basic scientific knowledge necessary to understand the underlying science of the environment while simultaneously being exposed to public health principles that are essential for establishing cause and effect relationships between environmental conditions and human health, as well as understanding the compromises that sometimes must be made to accommodate economic, health and environmental preservation goals. Graduates of this track will be uniquely positioned for careers in the environmental health field ranging from laboratory workers to regulatory policy and enforcement officers with environmental agencies.

 

Track Title Environmental Health Science
Required Four Coupled System Courses PH 201 - Introduction to Public Health
PH 310 - Introduction to Epidemiology
PH 340 - Public Health and the Environment
PH 341 - Public Health Biology and Pathophysiology
Track Coordinator Robert Cooney (PHS faculty)

 

Please contact Dr. Michael Guidry at guidry@hawaii.edu to inquire more about this track.

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