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
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.”