The occupational and environmental health sciences graduate programs emphasize field research. In the program, you’ll conduct research in industrial hygiene and other areas, such as aerosol science, exposure assessment and epidemiology.

Our faculty are highly active in a variety of research projects, investigating the extent and health impact of exposures to a variety of environmental hazards, such as metals, air pollution and microbial contaminants, in children, families and workers.

Faculty Research Focus

For detailed information about our faculty’s research interests, check out our Health Sciences Research page.

Collaborative Research Opportunities

In the graduate program, you are encouraged to participate in interdisciplinary activities within our school in other aligned areas, including:

You also are encouraged to participate in other research activities outside of our school, in areas that include but are not limited to:

  • The Birck Nanotechnology Center.
  • The Bindley Bioscience Center.
  • The Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering.
  • Purdue’s Center for the Environment.
  • The schools of veterinary medicine, pharmacy and biomedical engineering.
  • The departments of entomology, biology, psychology, chemistry, physics, agronomy, and forestry and natural resources.

All of these areas are located on Purdue’s West Lafayette, Indiana, campus.

You will have many opportunities to learn from your peers by attending and presenting their research at seminars and group presentations. You are encouraged to summarize your research in manuscripts and submit them to peer-reviewed journals. You also will be encouraged and often supported to attend local, regional, national and international meetings to present your research.