Interdisciplinary partners

The Environmental Health Sciences program engages in a high degree of collaboration and coordination with experts throughout Ohio State and with major local and national organizations. The diversity of these partnerships illustrates the number of possibilities available to students who study environmental health sciences at Ohio State and the directions their careers can go.

Ohio State collaborations

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Global One Health Initiative

A global partnership to expand capacity of a One Health approach through applied education, training, research and outreach to address the causes and effects of diseases at the intersection of humans, animals, plants and the environment.

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Global Water Institute

A collaboration engine that delivers sustainable systems solutions for complex water issues. It integrates research, education and extension to tackle specific water resource issues with global applications.

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Infectious Disease Institute

Through innovative alliances on campus and in the private sector, leaders in infectious diseases research help the Institute solve problems at a local, state, national and global level.

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Sustainability Institute

The Institute aims to establish Ohio State as a leader in sustainability research and applications; educate and empower students; accelerate campus sustainability and living lab opportunities; grow resources to support these efforts; and catalyze a culture of sustainability.


Translational Data Analytics Institute

A community of Ohio State faculty and students with industry and community partners committed to inclusive, interdisciplinary, big data-enabled research and creative expression for the greater good.

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The James Comprehensive Cancer Center

The James strives to create a cancer-free world by integrating scientific research with excellence in education and patient-centered care — a strategy that leads to better methods of prevention, detection and treatment.

Additionally, the division partners with Center for Foodborne Illness Prevention and Research, Environmental Science Graduate Program, Kirwan Institute, Humanitarian Engineering, Initiative for Food and AgriCultural Transformation, and many others.

Local and national partners

  • Ohio Department of Health
  • Centers for Disease Control
  • Local health departments
  • Local schools and communities
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • National Academy of Science

The division also engages in several other outreach and partnership opportunities including: the Ohio Public Health Association, Ohio Emergency Management Agency, Ohio Department of Corrections and the governor’s Ohio Radiation Advisory Council.