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Environmental and workforce health is population health. If you do not have a healthy environment or workforce, your communities will be unhealthy.  Our communities impact our personal environments, and our environment impacts our community. Shouldn’t this be something we all pay more attention to? Help make a difference in your home, work, and community environments now.

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 ANSAC-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.

EOHS puts a spotlight on precarious work and the impact on health and the community as employment in hazardous jobs rise. Watch this film and the entire docuseries “Healthier Workplaces, A Healthier World” to learn how OEHS professionals are protecting workers in the workplace.

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Sep 21 2023

EOHS Virtual Fair Express - September

Thursday, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Oct 12 2023

SPH Graduate Programs Information Session

Thursday, 5:00 pm–7:00 pm America/Chicago
Oct 19 2023

EOHS Virtual Fair Express - October

Thursday, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm

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

Susan Buchanan, MD, MPH
Center Director
Room 1051 SPHPI
Phone: 312-996-0806



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

Preethi Pratap, PhD
CE & Outreach Programs Director
Room 1049 SPHPI
Phone: 312-413-1739



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

Lee Friedman, PHD
IOSP Program Director
Phone: 312-996-1649

WHO Collaborating Center: Great Lake Center for Occupational and Environmental Health

For any questions regarding the programs offered by our WHO-CC, please contact:

Linda Forst, MD, MPH
Phone: 312-355-3826