Department of
Environmental & Occupational Health
New Brunswick Campus

About Environmental & Occupational Health

On School of Public Health's New Brunswick Campus

The adverse health impacts of exposure to environmental pollution are the number one public policy issue in New Jersey. The public, private, and academic sectors are all striving to improve the ability to understand our environments and to protect them. Accordingly, the primary goal of this department is to train qualified professionals with expertise in environmental and occupational health. This includes the identification of hazards, the recognition of at-risk populations and the prevention of exposure. Many kinds of toxic agents are encountered both in the community and in the workplace, but there are significant differences in the circumstances and magnitude of exposure and, therefore, on the strategies used for controlling exposure and preventing disease.

The Chair

Stephan K. Schwander, MD, PhD
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Global Public Health Happenings

  • MPH in Global Public Health
  • The Center for Global Public Health has
    received a small grant from
    the Rutgers Center for Global
    Advancement and International
    Affairs to develop an MPH
    degree in Global Public Health. The new concentration is expected to launch in Fall 2017.