Flint, Michigan water supply, Gulf of Mexico oil spill, and the 2001 World Trade Center first responders. Each of these subjects is a disaster in their own right, and all three resulted in hazards, which affected the environment, community, and workers. UIC’s Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (EOHS) in the School of Public Health works to educate individuals, communities, and organizations about the environment and its hazards.

EOHS teaches students how to protect people from environmental hazards in the air, water, soil, and food. Students learn how to anticipate, identify and assess these hazards;  recommend and evaluate measures to reduce exposure; and implement and evaluate programs designed to protect and promote health equity and environmental justice. The UIC School of Public Health is the only CEPH-accredited school of public health in Illinois, and the division features the ABET-accredited Industrial Hygiene concentration toward Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) credentials. EOHS also offers funded traineeships for students through the Great Lakes Center for Occupational Health and Safety.

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Other Contacts


For any questions regarding the programs offered by the Great Lakes Center for Occupational Health and Safety, please contact:

Caitlin Donato
Center Coordinator
Room 1054 SPHPI
Phone: 312-996-0867
Email: cdonato@uic.edu

Susan Buchanan, MD, MPH
Center Director
Room 1051 SPHPI
Phone: 312-996-0806
Email: sbucha3@uic.edu



For any questions regarding the programs offered by the Great Lakes Center for Occupational Health and Safety please contact:

Marilyn Bingham
CE Program Coordinator
Room 1056 SPHPI
Phone: 312-996-6904
Fax: 312-413-9898
Email: syn@uic.edu

Preethi Pratap, PhD
CE & Outreach Programs Director
Room 1049 SPHPI
Phone: 312-413-1739
Email: plakshmi@uic.edu



For any questions regarding the programs offered by the Illinois Occupational Surveillance Program, please contact:

Linda Forst, MD, MPH
IOSP Program Director
Phone: 312-355-3826
Email: lforst@uic.edu