Occupational and Environmental Health

This is the first version of the 2024–25 General Catalog. Please check back regularly for changes. The final edition and the historical PDF will be published during the fall semester.

Graduate degrees: MS in occupational and environmental health; PhD in occupational and environmental health

Faculty: https://www.public-health.uiowa.edu/oeh-faculty-list/

Website: https://www.public-health.uiowa.edu/oeh/

The Department of Occupational and Environmental Health focuses on the assessment of risk factors in the physical environment and their relationship to disease—particularly health problems of agricultural and industrial workers. Students are guided by faculty members whose research interests include rural health care delivery, agricultural health, environmental health, occupational medicine, occupational lung disease, mammalian toxicology, inhalation toxicology, ergonomics, indoor air quality, occupational injury, injury epidemiology, injury prevention programs, aerosol physics, air and water quality, environmental chemistry, analytical toxicology, and environmental health in developing countries.

In addition to the MS and PhD degrees in occupational and environmental health, the department offers a subprogram for the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in occupational and environmental health. The subprogram provides students with a broad perspective on public health and career preparation for a variety of professional positions in occupational and environmental health. Students have the option of selecting focused coursework in the following areas: global environmental health, occupational health, rural health and safety, and injury and violence prevention. For more information, see the Master of Public Health in the catalog.

The department also offers the College of Public Health's graduate Certificate in Agricultural Safety and Health; see Agricultural Safety and Health in the catalog.