About EEH

Our department focuses on understanding the determinants and prevention of disease; the role of environmental factors in health and disease; and how the administration of health programs can help implement this understanding.

We offer a doctoral and a master’s degree in epidemiology; our MS program includes a specialized concentration in clinical research. We also offer Master of Public Health (MPH) degrees with concentrations in epidemiology, environmental health and health services administration, as well as collaborative programs where you can earn an MPH and a medical, business, law, social work or pharmacy degree or an undergraduate degree in exercise science.

Additionally, our programs include a collaborative program with UB’s Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, the Medical Sciences Training Program (MSTP), leading to both an MD and a PhD.

  • Why Choose EEH at UB?
    Prepare for your career as a leader in epidemiology, environmental health or health services administration.   
  • Our Philosophy and Approach
    Learn about our commitment to ensuring your success.
  • Our History
    UB courses in public health, hygiene, sanitation and disease prevention date back to the late 1800s. Our department was formally established in 1919 as the Department of Hygiene and Public Health. Over the years, the name changed to Preventive Medicine and Public Health in 1946, to Social and Preventive Medicine in 1967 and in 2014, we became the Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health.
  • Our Students
    Students share their favorite aspects of the programs, including hands-on research opportunities.
  • Our Alumni
    Alumni reflect on what brought them to UB and the valuable lessons they learned here.
  • Faculty Spotlight
    Our faculty members are renowned researchers who mentor and collaborate with students.
  • Contact Us
    270 Farber Hall
    University at Buffalo
    Buffalo, NY 14214-8001
    Phone: 716-829-2976
    Fax: 716-829-2979