Industrial Hygiene


Industrial Hygiene (IH) training seeks to develop industrial hygiene practitioners with as much practical experience as possible, and to provide a cadre of trainees with research experience in occupational and environmental health.

The overall emphasis of the training program is to give our students quantitative skills to aid them in solving workplace and environmental problems. In order to maximize field experience, all trainees take part in one of our extended field studies. All trainees also actively participate in occupational medicine clinics in order to foster an understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of achieving solutions to occupational and environmental health problems.

The IH program supports students in all degree categories (MS, MPH, DrPH, PhD). The MS and MPH curricula are accredited by the American Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET). In addition, the MS, MPH and PhD curriculum and training program is supported by a NIOSH training grant.

Training is provided within the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (EOHS) Division in the University of Illinois School of Public Health. EOHS includes six principal faculty with expertise in exposure evaluation/reconstruction, risk evaluation, environmental modeling, occupational safety and engineering control; and support faculty in occupational and environmental medicine, epidemiology, toxicology, chemistry, biostatistics, and water pollution control. 


Ed Zordani
Academic Coordinator
Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
School of Public Health (MC 922)
University of Illinois at Chicago
2121 West Taylor Street
Chicago, Illinois 60612-7260
Phone: 312-996-8856
FAX: 312-413-9898


Lorraine M. Conroy, ScD, CIH
ERC Program Director
University of Illinois at Chicago
School of Public Health (M/C 922)
2121 W. Taylor
Chicago, IL 60612
312-413-9898 (fax)


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