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Industrial Hygiene

Industrial Hygiene (IH) Training is provided within the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (EOHS) Division in the University of Illinois School of Public Health. The division 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. The IH program supports students in all degree categories (MS, MPH, DrPH, PhD). The MS and MPH curricula are accredited by ABET. In addition, the MS curriculum and training program is supported by a NIOSH training grant and has been designated by the US Dept. of Energy (DOE) as a participant in DOE's Industrial Hygiene Fellowship Program. Major educational goals are: (1) to develop industrial hygiene practitioners with as much practical experience as possible within the limits of an academic program; and (2) to provide a cadre of trainees, having aptitude for research, 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 plant tests. To foster understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of achieving solutions to problems of occupational/environmental health, all trainees also actively participate in occupational medicine clinics.

Iraida Rios, 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

E-mail: irios@uic.edu


Peter Scheff, Industrial Hygiene Program Director
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: 312-996-0800
FAX: 312-413-9898

E-mail: pscheff@uic.edu
Web Page: http://apr.sph.uic.edu/faculty_profile/facultyprofile.asp?i=pscheff