Environmental Health Risk Assessment
Risk assessment, a process developed in 1983 by the National Academy of Sciences, provides the framework for most current studies of environmental health concerns. From determining the potential hazards of brown-fields to deciding between alternate remediation end-states of former nuclear weapons development sites to evaluating the potential harm from toxic occupational environments, the process of risk assessment has become one of the most useful approaches for assessing and addressing environmental public health problems.
The Certificate in Environmental Health Risk Assessment provides concentrated graduate education in this well-defined area of environmental health. Students in this certificate program will be able to 1) specify/measure the magnitude, duration, and route of human exposure to selected hazardous environmental/occupational agents and 2) describe methods for quantifying dose and specify how this knowledge can be used to estimate probability of developing environmental/occupational disease outcomes.