Exposure Science

Exposure science is the collection and analysis of quantitative and qualitative information needed to understand the nature of contact between receptors (such as people or ecosystems) and physical, chemical, or biologic stressors. This discipline aims to define the spatial and temporal dimensions of exposure events with respect to acute and long-term effects on human populations and ecosystems.

A primary goal of exposure science in the Department of Environmental and Global Health is to achieve sustainable growth in exposure research, through field- and laboratory-based experiments in domestic and global settings, to meet the goal of improving public health.

Faculty members with expertise and current research initiatives in this area are listed below. Visit their profiles to explore what research our department is doing in exposure science.

Global Health Disparities and Air Pollution in Uganda

“Developing projects and partnerships like these are so meaningful and enriching.”

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Using Nature to Heal

“Making sure air quality is optimal in green spaces for children’s health is our goal.”

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