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Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health

Welcome!

Welcome to the Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health (MIAEH)!

Our mission is to promote and protect human health in the diverse communities across Maryland, the nation and the world through discovery, education, and innovative application of knowledge in the fields of environmental and occupational health. Our faculty, students and staff engage in cutting-edge research in areas ranging from infectious disease transmission and food and waterborne disease to environmental justice, cumulative risk assessment, and the impacts of climate change on human health and vulnerable communities. Our projects are highly interdisciplinary by nature and include collaborative partnerships with researchers on campus and around the world.

In our three academic degree programs, students delve into the intricacies of environmental exposure assessment, risk assessment, environmental health policy, toxicology, environmental epidemiology, and much more, while working directly with faculty on their research and practice projects. Our students have gone on to successful careers in health departments, academia, research institutes, industry and non-profit organizations. As you consider possible opportunities for graduate study in environmental and occupational health, please reach out to our faculty and students for more information. We look forward to the possibility of you joining our vibrant community! 

Amy R. Sapkota, PhD, MPH
Director, Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health

MPower Professor, University of Maryland Strategic Partnership: MPowering the State

Our Degree Programs

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MPH, Environmental Health Sciences

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MS, Environmental Health Sciences

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PhD, Environmental Health Sciences

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Certificate, Global Health

Why I Chose Maryland

“The professors were truly invested in the students and their success across the SPH. The mentorship I received made a big difference for me. I continue to engage with my professors and work with several of them.”

 

Allison Gost, alumna of the School of Public Health at the University of Maryland

Connect With Us

Get in Touch With Our Graduate Program Directors

Rianna Murray
Graduate Director
miaeh-grad@umd.edu
 

Maurice Rocque
Coordinator
mrocque@umd.edu
(301) 405-5509

 

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What Is Environmental Health?

Environmental health research explores the impacts of our natural and built environments on human health, focusing not only on microbial and chemical contaminants in air, water, soil, food and other environmental media, but also on sociocultural, behavioral, and economic determinants that may modify human exposure pathways. The phrase “applied environmental health” means translating the results of environmental health research into positive actions and public health interventions that are appropriate in the context of our total socio-cultural and economic environment at local, national and global levels.

Plan a Visit!
Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health
SPH Building, 4200 Valley Drive, Rm 2234T
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-2611

Contact: Maurice Rocque
Email: mrocque@umd.edu
Phone: (301) 405-5509

Find directions and parking information on the SPH visitor page.

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