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Department of
Environmental Health
& Engineering

At the Intersection of Health and Engineering

Announcing Environmental Health and Engineering: A new cross-divisional academic department at The Johns Hopkins University

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The new Department of Environmental Health and Engineering (EHE) is a collaborative hybrid uniquely designed to lead pioneering research and fuel technology translation as it prepares the next generation of scholars to solve critical and complex issues at the interface of public health and engineering.

This cross-divisional department builds on the strengths of the Whiting School’s Geography and Environmental Engineering department and the Bloomberg School’s Environmental Health Sciences department.

EHE’s mission is to improve the health of the Earth and its inhabitants. EHE’s academic and research activities span the science of biological processes, environmental engineering, environmental and health policy, and data analytics. With its accomplished faculty and visionary students, EHE is poised to use its broad and deep expertise to propel discovery and innovation, as well as to inspire and educate scholars of the 21st century and beyond.

EHE offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees in environmental engineering, as well as a range of masters’ and doctoral degrees in public health.

Total Number of Students
45 Undergraduates, 97 Masters,
87 Doctoral, 35 Postdocs
Full-time Faculty
Degrees Offered
2 Undergraduate (BSE, BA),
6 Master’s, 3 Doctoral

This new department represents the best of Johns Hopkins: A commitment to bring together world-leading expertise in environmental health sciences and engineering to create research-based solutions for the major environmental challenges of our time.

Mike Klagg

The creation of EHE will spur research and scholarship that advances our understanding of the relationship between human activity and the environment, allowing us to develop systems, technologies and policies to mitigate environmental threats and protect health.

Ed Schlesinger