About the 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.
The Institute for Health and the Environment is a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center. We provide the WHO with technical support for the development of evidence-based policy based on local and international needs.
Fields related to our research interests include but are not limited to:
Environmental sciences, policy and law
Geographical information systems
Hazardous waste management
Risk assessment, management and communication
Social and psychological aspects of environmental pollution regarding human behavior
Members of our department presently include faculty from several University at Albany schools and colleges 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.