Environmental and Occupational Health

Letter from the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. Prospective students with biological, engineering, chemistry, nursing, medical and social science backgrounds are welcome to apply to our department. The faculty of our department are dedicated to excellence in teaching, scholarship and mentoring of students and are involved in active funded research in Environmental Health, Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Safety, Toxicology, and Occupational Health. The degrees offered in our department include the Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Environmental and Occupational Health. Please browse through our webpage and discover areas in our department which may lead you to exciting new career choices.

Thomas E. Bernard
  Professor and Chair   

News and Headlines
Residency program optimizes learning through clinical application
The USF College of Public Health’s Occupational Medicine Residency program recently held a luncheon to celebrate the graduation of its second-year residents, Dr. Delphine Fontcha, Dr. Vikas Jindal and Dr. Seth Parrish. A specialty that is not very well known even in the medical industry, occupational medicine is a sub-specialty of internal medicine that concentrates […]
Students get their walk on with Florida’s health leaders  
It’s 6:00 on Wednesday morning. Most college students are barely awake.  Not so for an eager bunch of USF College of Public Health students.  Instead of sleeping in, they opted to rise with the sun for an opportunity to work out with Florida Surgeon General John Armstrong, MD.   In town for a meeting with […]
Dr. Marie Bourgeois introduces young scientists to toxicology and more
The average person probably isn’t familiar with ToxNEt, ToxCast and ToxPredict, much less understand the differences between them.  However, participants at the Green Chemistry & Engineering Student Workshop can break down toxicology databases and more after an invigorating presentation from USF College of Public Health researcher Marie Bourgeois, Ph.D.  The event was held on June 16 […]