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About EHS

Beach Clean Up 2017
Photo by Harold Shapiro
The Department coordinated an International Beach Clean Up Day site at Jacobs Beach, Guilford, CT.

Understanding the impact of environmental exposures on human health is critical for our society. In the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Yale School of Public Health, our faculty and students use state-of-the-art approaches to monitor environmental exposures, evaluate health risks, discern toxicological mechanisms and design more environmentally-friendly products. Our research uses ground-breaking methods, such as genomics and metabolomics, sensors for monitoring environmental exposures and analyses of chemical mixtures and total life exposure (i.e. the exposome).

The mission of the Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) Department at the Yale School of Public Health is to: