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
EOH faculty publish classic toxicology text
The USF College of Public Health’s own Drs. Raymond Harbison, Marie Bourgeois, and Giffe T. Johnson recently produced the sixth edition of Hamilton and Hardy’s Industrial Toxicology. “The idea is that it’s a practical book, and people can use it in the field and in their office for the practice of occupational medicine and also […]
Dr. Thomas Bernard delivers keynote remarks at symposium in Oman
Dr. Thomas Bernard, chair of Environmental and Occupational Health at the USF College of Public Health, delivered the keynote message at a heat stress symposium in Sohar, Oman, the last week of April. The manifold purpose of the symposium was to share information on current heat stress prevention and management programs followed in various industries; […]
Doctoral candidate Jason Garcia overcame early failures
Jason Garcia grew up in St. Petersburg, Fla., where he had lived since the age of 5.  During their son’s adolescence, Garcia’s parents made a sudden decision to move away from city life.  Their new home was a rural piece of land well outside the small town of Arcadia, Fla. “We lived about 10 miles […]