OHSU Institute of Environmental Health believes preventative medicine starts with a healthy environment. There is overwhelming evidence that human activities and the global climate are affecting environmental health and sustainability. Increasingly, these consequences are causing serious implications for human health. IEH believes that predicting and steering environmental change will be a critical component of health care in the future.
IEH seeks to develop scientific understanding in environmental and biomolecular systems that elucidates environmental processes and their links to human health.
The IEH mission is to bring together an exceptional team of scientists, engineers, practitioners, and educators to:
- Advance the understanding of contemporary ecosystems
- Anticipate their evolution under climate change and increasing human stresses
- Explore strategies to mitigate the impacts of environmental change on the public health
OHSU Institute of Environmental Health is designed to catalyze efforts at the interface of health and environment, across OHSU and with partner institutions. Anchoring these efforts are:
Division of Environmental and Biomolecular Systems (EBS)
EBS conducts interdisciplinary gene-to-climate research and offers MS and PhD degrees in Environmental Science and Engineering and in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Learn more about the Division of Environmental and Biomolecular Systems
Center for Coastal Margin Observation & Prediction (CMOP)
CMOP is a multi-institutional National Science Foundation Science & Technology Center hosted at OHSU that is advancing the predictive science of coastal margin ecosystems. CMOP’s main study area is the intersection of the Columbia River with the coastal Pacific Ocean.
Learn more about the Center for Coastal Margin Observation & Prediction