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DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY LANGONE MEDICAL CENTER • 550 FIRST AVENUE NEW YORK, NY 10016-6497 • 845-731-3661
CHAIR OF THE DEPARTMENT:
Professor Max Costa
DIRECTOR OF GRADUATE STUDIES:
Professor Jerome J. Solomon
DIRECTOR OF THE MS PROGRAM:
Assistant Professor Catherine B. Klein
Master of Science Program in Environmental Health Sciences
The M.S. degree program in environmental health sciences is a specialized course of study providing students with the opportunity to develop applicable skills and expertise in a selected subject area. The program is designed for individuals needing graduate training for employment in jobs involving toxicology, pharmaceutical research, worker health and safety, health hazard communication, health risk assessment, and environmental analysis of toxicants, including related areas of administration and technical sales. Potential employers include academia, industry, consulting firms, trade associations, and local, state, and federal governmental agencies. The M.S. program can also serve as a stepping stone to the Ph.D. program in Environmental Health Sciences.
Master of Science Program in Ergonomics and Biomechanics
The program in ergonomics and biomechanics (ERBI) offers the Master of Science degree to students who seek an advanced understanding of these complementary disciplines. The ERBI program focuses on musculoskeletal ailments and utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to examine ways of controlling musculoskeletal disorders, injuries, and disabilities. As such, it emphasizes the complex interaction of individual and environmental factors that lead to injury, disease, and/or disability. The ERBI program is part of the New York/New Jersey University Education and Research Center (ERC), Region II of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
Doctor of Philosophy Program in Environmental Health Sciences
The Ph.D. degree program in environmental health sciences (EHS) is designed to prepare scientists for active and productive research careers and other professional service. The didactic portion of the program places a particular emphasis on achieving a solid foundation in relevant basic sciences, while the research portion provides trainees with the opportunity to design, conduct, and interpret studies focused on specific scientific issues in environmental health disciplines. The diversity of the research within the program allows trainees to develop skills incorporating their expertise using various investigatory approaches.
Advanced Certificate Program in Ergonomics
The program in ergonomics and biomechanics offers a 12-credit advanced certificate program. Students who wish to pursue course work in this area at NYU but desire only to take a few courses for academic or professional development, may apply as certificate students. The goals of the program are to update and expand professional skills in the design and implementation of occupational safety and health programs, recognize hazards for musculoskeletal disorders, and enable the participants to acquire immediately applicable knowledge and skills for enhanced performance or career advancement.