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School-wide DrPH Environmental Health Concentration

Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) training emphasizes the skills necessary to assess the needs for occupational and environmental health services at regional, national and international levels, the development of policy and the regulatory framework.


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Paul Locke, DrPH, MPH, JD
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Competencies for the Environmental Health Concentration are as follows:

  1. Analyze the state of the science and current research and policy issues related to environmental and occupational health.
  2. Explain how environmental and occupational health sciences can be used to improve public health practice at local, state, national and international levels.
  3. Evaluate environmental and occupational health programs and policies by applying toxicology, biostatistics, epidemiology, risk assessment, risk communication, and risk management principles to program planning, implementation and goals.
  4. Design, advocate and provide leadership for effective environmental and occupational health interventions using law, regulation and policy at local, state, national and international levels.
  5. Assess and communicate environmental and occupational health risks based on scientific, ethical, environmental justice and community-based principles.

To achieve these competencies students are required to take the following courses: