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Graduate Committee

Dr. Chandran Achutan (Chair & Graduate Program Director), Dr. JoEllyn McMillan, Dr. Pat Shea (UNL), Dr. Terry Stentz (UNL), and Dr. Aaron Yoder

The PhD program in Environmental Health, Occupational Health and Toxicology provides students with the knowledge base, field and laboratory skills, and problem-solving abilities to become independent, innovative professionals using state-of-the-art approaches to address scientific problems in the fields of environmental health, ecological health, occupational health and safety, and toxicology. Our PhD program offers two educational tracks to meet the research interests of our students:

  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Toxicology
 

Graduate Committee

Dr. Chandran Achutan (Chair & Graduate Program Director), Dr. JoEllyn McMillan, Dr. Pat Shea (UNL), Dr. Terry Stentz (UNL), and Dr. Aaron Yoder

PhD Curriculum

PhD students in Environmental Health, Occupational Health & Toxicology must choose to pursue either the Environmental & Occupational Health Track or the Toxicology Track. The coursework requirements for each track are detailed below.

Environmental and Occupational Health Track

Environmental Courses
HPRO 830FOUNDATIONS OF PUBLIC HEALTH3
ENV 810PRINCIPLES OF OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH3
ENV 816ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURE ASSESSMENT3
ENV 970SEMINAR1
Epidemiology Courses
EPI 820EPIDEMIOLOGY IN PUBLIC HEALTH3
EPI 821APPLIED EPIDEMIOLOGY3
Biostatistics Courses
BIOS 806BIOSTATISTICS I3
BIOS 808BIOSTATISTICS II3
Other Requirements
ENV 996DIRECTED READINGS AND RESEARCH1-9
ENV 999DOCTORAL DISSERTATION (10-16 credits)1-9
Electives (minimum of 2 courses/6 credits)6
Each student and his/her Supervisory Committee will determine the appropriate elective courses
Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR) / Ethics Training


 Toxicology Track

Environmental Courses
HPRO 830FOUNDATIONS OF PUBLIC HEALTH3
ENV 888PRINCIPLES TOXICOLOGY3
ENV 950ADVANCED TOXICOLOGY3
ENV 970SEMINAR1
Epidemiology Courses
EPI 820EPIDEMIOLOGY IN PUBLIC HEALTH3
Biochemistry Courses (IPBS 801 plus either IPBS 802 or IPBS 803)
IPBS 801FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOMOLECULES3
IPBS 802MOLECULAR CELL BIOLOGY2
IPBS 803FUNDAMENTALS OF RECEPTORS & CELL SIGNALING2
Biostatistics Courses
BIOS 806BIOSTATISTICS I3
BIOS 808BIOSTATISTICS II3
Other Requirements
ENV 996DIRECTED READINGS AND RESEARCH1-9
ENV 999DOCTORAL DISSERTATION (10-16 credits)1-9
Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR) / Ethics Training