Institute for Health and the Environment


The Institute for Health and the Environment was created with the primary purpose of promoting and supporting interdisciplinary research and grants in the broad area of environment and public health among both professional researchers and students.

Fields related to our research interests include but are not limited to:

  • Environmental sciences
  • Environmental policy
  • Environmental law
  • Ecology
  • Geographical information systems
  • Hazardous waste management
  • Occupational health
  • Risk assessment
  • Risk management
  • Risk communication
  • Social and psychological aspects of environmental pollution regarding human behavior

Members of our department presently includes faculty from several schools and colleges of the University at Albany and other local universities and medical centers.

 We encourage and welcome all faculty and students with research interests in environmental health and related fields to contact us with inquiries or interests in joining these efforts.


Please send questions and comments to: dcarpenter@albany.edu