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Environment & Public Health - Jobs in Public Health

Hear from an EPH graduate:

EPH Graduate Ruchi Pancholy“The REHS license I received after completing this program has opened many possibilities that I would have never imagined -- including being interviewed not only for local health departments but also other government agencies across the country.”
-Ruchi Pancholy, REHS, EPH 2011
Foodborne Surveillance Coordinator, Hawaii State Dept of Health, Honolulu, HI

Hear from a Health Officer who has hired EPH graduates:

Health Officer Pete Tabbot“When I'm hiring an REHS, there is no substitute for the Rutgers Enviroment and Public Health (EPH) program. There is simply no comparable training to prepare an REHS for successful, substantive work in the field. EPH students leave with a comprehensive understanding of the complex field in which we work, and have already gained invaluable real world experience through their five week internship. Whether it's in-depth knowledge of the core disciplines that comprise the work of an REHS, like epidemiology and microbiology, or the practical application of best practices in the field, the EPH program consistently produces model environmental health specialists. In fact, all five of the REHSs I've hired have been EPH graduates, and I can't imagine it any other way.
-Peter N. Tabbot, Health Officer
Rockaway Township Health Department

Building on the knowledge they gained in the EPH program, our graduates have begun careers working around the state, country and world on global and local environmental and public health issues.

What kind of job can you do with an REHS license?

EPH graduates are working around the state, country, and world on global and local issues. Here are just a few of the vital jobs EPH graduates perform in careers dedicated to making their communities safer and healthier:

  • Assessing data and resources to control effects of a pandemic event

  • Contributing to zoning dialogue for better built environments

  • Detecting, reporting, and investigating infectious disease outbreaks

  • Developing and exercising bioterrorism preparedness plans

  • GIS mapping of disease outbreaks and contamination events

  • Monitoring air, soil, and food for safety and regulation compliance

  • Protecting surface and ground waters from contamination

  • Studying insect and rodent populations to detect disease vectors

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EPH 2022

» Next Offering:
Summer 2022, exact dates TBD

» Internship:
200 hour internship at a local health department