Area of Emphasis: environmental epidemiology
Berkeley faculty — including Profs. Ellen Eisen, Michael Bates, Kirk Smith, and John Balmes — lead the design and conduct of critical epidemiological studies nationally and internationally, addressing the health effects caused by exposure to chemical, biological and physical agents. EHS students pursuing the M.P.H., M.S. and Ph.D. receive a strong foundation in analytical epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental and occupational health, exposure assessment, environmental and occupational health policy, and toxicology. EHS students who focus on training in environmental epidemiology generally carry out original research, applying analytic epidemiologic methods to an environmental or occupational health question, and generating publishable research findings. Our graduates have gone on to distinguished careers in environmental epidemiology, including holding faculty positions at top universities.
-- Elizabeth Carlton (PhD 2012),
now on the faculty of the University of Colorado, Denver