Students testing water quality

welcome to the Department of : Occupational & Environmental Health Sciences

Our faculty prepare students for jobs at industrial facilities with broader cross-disciplinary training in environmental permitting, job hazard assessment and job safety than many other public health programs. Industry contacts tell us they prefer our approach over a narrower specialization of other programs.

Influencing health in the workplace and the environment

Occupational and Environmental Health touches everyone, everywhere. In both developed and developing nations, issues of environmental pollution arise from indoor air quality concerns, water quality, outdoor air and waste products, as well as workplace exposures. Occupational and Environmental Health professionals keep populations safe and healthy, both at home and at work.

Recent News

Occupational Medicine resident completes international rotation in Central Asia to learn about healthcare infrastructure development

A West Virginia University School of Public Health Occupational Medicine resident, Ryan Budwany, MD, recently completed a month-long rotation in Tajikistan with Medical Diplomats International, a nonprofit organization. Since 2008, this organization has been helping to improve access to healthcare in the isolated mountain regions of the world. The core of its mission is to engage local resources, embrace diverse cultures and heal through medical outreach.