Welcome to FHS Environmental & Occupational Health

The Faculty of Health Sciences at SFU has a vibrant and diverse environmental and occupational health group, actively engaged in research, teaching and the community, both locally and globally. Environmental and occupational health (EOH) is a complex, interdisciplinary field that is dedicated to protecting communities and workers from environmental factors that adversely impact human health, and to maintaining the ecological balances essential to long-term human health and environmental quality. 

Students in EOH are preparing for exciting careers in field studies, analysis, public health practice, exposure assessment, intervention evaluation, bench research, risk assessment, toxicology, investigation of health impacts of pollutants and climate change.

Teaching

A number of environmental and occupational health courses are available at the undergraduate and graduate levels. A concentration in EOH is also offered within the Master of Public Health (MPH) Program.

Research

Our research addresses health issues that span molecular and cellular processes, field-based investigation, intervention and evaluation, social determinants of EOH and policy options that promote the health of communities and the environment.

EOH News and Events

For FHS environmental and occupational health news and events, please visit the FHS News & Events Page.  

FHS Seminar Series

The FHS Seminar Series includes seminars on a variety of environmental and occupational health topics. Visit the FHS Seminar Series calendar for details.

FHS EOH Researchers

Get to know the FHS researchers who are involved in promoting long-term human health and environmental quality.

MPH with an EOH Concentration

A concentration in EOH is offered within the Master of Public Health (MPH) Program. The objective of this concentration is to train practioners for practice, research, and leadership positions in environmental health. Learn more here.