Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences
The Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences is home to a wide array of academic and research programs that focus on the health, effects of exposures to physical, chemical, biological, and radiological factors in the environment. Our students and researchers in environmental health sciences investigate how natural and built environments affect human and animal health with emphasis on toxicology, industrial hygiene, ergonomics, and epidemiology; and seek solutions to minimize the negative health consequences of environmental and workplace exposures.
Our radiological health sciences program focuses on the biological effects of radiation, including studies on the damaging effects of radiation, and clinical uses of radiation in diagnostic imaging and cancer therapy. We partner with the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital and the Robert H. and Mary G. Flint Animal Cancer Center to provide care for companion animals and advance the science of diagnostic radiology and radiation oncology. Our health physics program focuses on radiation safety in the workplace and following environmental releases, and our radiobiology program focuses on fundamental studies of radiation-induced carcinogenesis, biological effects of low-dose radiation received during diagnostic radiology procedures (e.g. CT scans), and radiation oncology.
Your gift can help us attract the best and brightest students through our scholarship program; conduct research in vital areas that will improve human and animal health; and grow outreach programs that have a global impact in such areas as indoor air pollution, radiation protection, and therapeutic uses of radiation. If you have any questions about making a gift to the Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences, or other giving opportunities that support the department, please contact us at (970) 491-7446. Thank you!