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Environmental and Occupational Health and Justice


Where Are Alumni Now?

Department of Environmental and Occupational Health and Justice graduates who already have experience in public health use their training to extend into new areas or attain supervisory or managerial positions in environmental/occupational health. Environmental health students are likely to qualify as public health officers at the state or local level. Occupational health students are likely to become health and safety officers in the private sector or health specialists in the public sector.

They may find positions in a wide variety of organizations in the state/federal agencies, health care sector including pharmaceutical firms, voluntary health agencies, health departments, consulting firms, hospitals and others. Some go on to more advanced technical degree,s such as an MS in Industrial Hygiene or doctoral studies. Listed below are only a few of the organizations where Department of Environmental and Occupational Health and Justice alumni are working.

  • Bayer Health Pharmaceuticals
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • CDC/National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • Colorado School of Public Health
  • DePuy Inc.
  • Emory University-Rollins School of Public Health
  • ExxonMobil Biomedical Sciences
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
  • Johnson and Johnson
  • Kindred Hospital
  • Mathematica Policy Research
  • Medarex
  • Merck
  • NJ Department of Environmental Protection
  • NJ Department of Health
  • Novartis
  • Novo Nordisk
  • NYC Dept of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Pfizer
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • RHODIA, Inc
  • Schering Plough

What do Alumni Say?

Undertaking the Certificate in Environmental and Occupational Health program was one of the best decisions I have taken to boost my professional development. It has not only helped me to keep pace with the prevailing level of dynamism in the field of public health as a whole, but it also made me better appreciate the role of the environment in virtually every public health concern.”

Nnenna Ezeigwe

Certificate Graduate

The MPH program allowed me to gain academic and professional experience, make contacts with professionals in diverse fields and refine my future career interests. With a concentration in Environmental and Occupational Health, I was able to connect my undergraduate biology education to broader real-world public health issues.”

Jennifer Therkorn

MPH ’11