About Us
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health

The mission of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health (DEOH) in the Program in Public Health (PPH) is to conduct interdisciplinary research and teaching across the fields of exposure science, toxicology, risk assessment, epidemiology, urban health, climate change, natural disasters, environmental health disparity, and related disciplines, to elucidate how environmental exposures in home, community, and occupational settings influence human health and the development and progression of human disease, with the aim of preventing human illness and disability and promoting well-being. In pursuit of this mission, the DEOH will focus on integrative and transdisciplinary health research using the three pillars of science: basic, clinical, and population science. Research with particular emphases on assessing exposures to and health risks from environmental and occupational factors include, but are not limited to contaminants in ambient air, water, food, and soil; green space and the built environment; radiation; noise; temperature; work organization; and community and workplace stressors.

Veronica Vieira

Welcome to the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at UCI. We strive to develop inclusive high-quality programs in occupational medicine and environmental health science education and research to serve populations most in need, and to translate evidence into policies and practice to improve the health of populations. We draw on basic, clinical, environmental, social, behavioral, economic, and other sciences to understand and promote wellness across local and global communities. Our multi-disciplinary team of faculty is committed to training scientists and physicians through hands-on innovative and transformational research.


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