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  • 1. Master of Public Health Environmental and Occupational Health Concentration 13001 East 17th Place | Campus Box B119 | Aurora, Colorado 80045 UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO | COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY | UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO http:publichealth.ucdenver.edu/environmentalhealth
  • 2. The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health in the Colorado School of Public Health focuses on preventing environmental and occupational health related disease and promoting health through our education, research and professional and community service. Our programs prepare students to contemplate the causes and consequences of chemical contamination and poorly designed environments on human health and the ways in which public health professionals can intervene to improve the environment whether at home, in the workplace or the broader community. From air pollution and hazardous waste to risk assessment and injury prevention to policy and healthy community design, the Department offers courses and curriculum to meet students’ diverse environmental and occupational interests. The Department offers a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in Environmental and Occupational Health at both the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and Colorado State University (CSU). The Department also is home to the Occupational & Environmental Medicine Residency Program. Master in Public Health Environmental and Occupational Program OverviewHealth Concentration As an environmental and occupational health student you’ll learn to: Characterize the human health effects of major environmental and occupational hazards. Analyze sources, pathways and routes of exposure to environmental and occupational hazards and determine the populations with a high risk of exposure. Prevent and control environmental and occupational hazards and recommend and/or design appropriate interventions. Synthesize policy and practice to help solve environmental and occupational health problems. Utilize participatory strategies to address the unequal distribution of hazards in the environment and advocate for justice and for a clean and healthy environment where people work, live and play.
  • 3. Environmental and occupational health professionals have varied interests including industrial hygiene, workplace safety, exposure science, risk assessment, epidemiology and, more broadly, the built environment, urban planning and worker health and wellness. To be successful in an MPH program in environmental and occupational health, applicants should have a background in health or natural sciences with a science GPA of 3.0 or better. Previous coursework in chemistry, biology, statistics, and/or geographic information systems is recommended. Strong analytic and writing skills are desired; one year of professional experience (internships, paid work experience, Peace Corps volunteer) is preferred; and a strong personal statement of career goals related to environmental or occupational health. Master of Public Health EHOH 6614 BIOS 6601 EPID 6630 CBHS 6610 HSMP 6603 PUBH 6600 PUBH 6606 PUBH 6955 Introduction to Environmental & Occupational Health Applied Biostatistics I Epidemiology Social and Behavioral Factors & Health Health Systems Management & Policy Foundations in Public Health Practicum MPH Capstone Project Environmental Health Policy & Practice Environmental Exposures & Health Effects EHOH 6618 EHOH 6619 Required MPH Core Courses: Required Environmental & Occupational Health Courses: Environmental & Occupational Toxicology Environmental & Occupational Epidemiology Risk Assessment and Decision Making EHOH 6616 EHOH 6617 EHOH 6620 Choose 2 required courses of the following 3 options: (if taking all 3, the 3rd will be counted as an elective) Total Program Credits: 42 Hours Environmental and Occupational Health To apply for admission: http://www.sophas.org/ http:publichealth.ucdenver.edu/environmentalhealth
  • 4. Emily O’Winter Here are some common job titles in environmental & occupational health: Agricultural Inspector Built Environment Specialist Consumer Safety Officer Environmental Epidemiologist Environmental Health Policy Analyst Environmental Protection Officer Ergonomist Food Safety Specialist Health Physicists Industrial Hygienist Loss Prevention Specialist Occupational Health & Safety Specialist Occupational Medicine Physician Safety & Health Manager Sanitary Engineer Toxicologist Worksite Wellness Coordinator Environmental and occupational health professionals work to find ways to keep our environments and workplaces healthy and safe. Graduates with an MPH in environmental and occupational health play an essential role in protecting the public from exposures to biological, chemical and physical agents and promoting healthy lifestyles. Emily has been working as the Healthy Schools Coordinator for Jefferson County Public Schools in Colorado since graduation. She is working on a variety of program implementation projects, prevention, and health education programs. She had found it is a wonderful way to work in public health, because school environments can have a strong impact on child and adolescent health. Careers Environmental & Occupational Health Rachel Hansgen Rachel has been working with Groundwork Denver following graduation working on a variety of projects looking at environmental relationships to neighborhood level health. Projects include understanding health effects of industrial odors plaguing the Globeville neighborhood and dealing with E.coli contamination in the Bear Creek. Both involve bringing together stakeholders, steering committees, and coordinate volunteer and public education events. http://publichealth.ucdenver.edu/careers CSPH Career Services Information: Recent Environmental & Occupational Health Graduates: With a master’s degree in environmental and occupational health, graduates can work in a host of settings including the federal government (e.g., the US Environmental Protection Agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the US Geological Survey), national laboratories (e.g., National Renewable Energy Laboratory), state (e.g. state health departments), county and local health agencies, environmental consulting firms, private industry, non-governmental organizations, hospitals, health care organizations, labor organizations, non-profits, and universities and colleges.
  • 5. Beyond teaching, our faculty are experts in the field Faculty are involved in a diverse array of on-the-ground, contemporary research projects including: • Beryllium: Exposure, Immune and Genetic Mechanisms (NIH) • Community Design and Healthy Eating by Design Live Well Colorado Evaluation • Health Effects of Natural Gas Development • Safety and Health Screening Program for Former Department of Energy Workers (DOE) • Workplace Health, Safety and Productivity (CDC/NIOSH) • Chronic Pain Management, Opioid Abuse • Gardens, Greening and Health • Physical Activity Policy and Collaborative Effectiveness • Biomonitoring of Occupational and Environmental Exposures to Complex Mixtures (e.g., PAH Exposure and DNA Damage Among Roofers) • Potential Health Impacts of Climate Change • The Sustainable Control of Infectious Diseases of Poverty • Toxicological Studies on Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Particles and Ozone in Lung Disease • Public Health Preparedness Research http:publichealth.ucdenver.edu/environmentalhealth
  • 6. Jennifer Pacheco Faculty Profiles Associate Professor Research Interests: Environmental and community health, Urban planning, Community development, Environmental policy, Community greening, Food systems, Healthy homes Professor, Chair Research Interests: Exposure science, Risk assessment, Children’s environmental health, Outdoor and indoor characterization of toxic air pollutants, Health impacts of natural resource extraction Assistant Professor Research Interests: Environmental toxicology, Mechanisms of environmental carcinogenesis including PAHs, particles and metals, Innate immunity in ozone-induced pulmonary responses and in pulmonary neoplasia, Cancer chemoprevention Assistant Professor Research Interests: Emerging infectious diseases, Health impacts of climate change, Neglected tropical diseases Professor Research Interests: Worker health, wellness and productivity, Health effects of metals, Environmental and occupational respiratory disorders, Immunotoxicology Assistant Professor Research Interests: Exposure assessment, Biomarkers of exposure and health effects, PAHs, jet fuel, heavy metals, DNA damage and DNA repair mechanisms, Lung cancer, Synergistic effects of carcinogens, Environmental and occupational epidemiology studies, Tobacco smoke exposure Assistant Research Professor Research Interests: Environmental Toxicology, Health effects of oil and gas activities, Health effects of methamphetamine exposure Environmental and occupational health faculty members will work with students upon matriculation into the MPH program to design a training plan that aligns student interests with faculty expertise. Students will also have the opportunity to choose interesting and challenging practicum and capstone projects that help realize their career goals. Students are encouraged to meet with faculty frequently throughout their time at the Colorado School of Public Health. John Adgate, PhD, MSPH Jill Litt, PhD Alison K. Bauer PhD Berrin Serdar, MD, PhD Lee Newman, MD, MA Elizabeth Carlton, PhD, MPH Roxana Witter, MD, MSPH Admissions Specialist jennifer.pacheco@ucdenver.edu 303.724.5585 Admissions Support http:publichealth.ucdenver.edu/environmentalhealth 13001 East 17th Place, Campus Box B119 Aurora Colorado 80045 UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO | COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY | UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO