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Environmental Health and Engineering

Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) Track in Toxicity Testing and Human Health Risk Assessment of Environmental Agents (TTHRA)

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Program Directors

Ernst W. Spannhake, PhD
Professor
spannhake@jhu.edu
410-614-5441
 
Joseph P. Bressler, PhD
Associate Professor
jbressl1@jhu.edu
443-923-2677

Admissions Information

Katie Phipps
Academic Program Administrator
kphipps4@jhu.edu
410-955-2212

Regulatory agencies in both the United States and Europe are mobilizing to develop methods for incorporating traditional in vivo testing methodologies along with novel in vitro and in silico models to support human health risk assessments. Moreover, industry is now using this new paradigm to assess risk to newly developed chemicals.

Why is this so? Half of all products bought by consumers contain classes of chemicals regulated using toxicological assessments. Safety sciences is a multi-billion dollar industry on its own and represents a scientific field undergoing continuous adaptation to ensure the highest safety standards for consumers while allowing innovation. New products arising from novel nano-, bio- and other technologies are constantly challenging the way in which safety standards are set. Addressing these challenges requires specialists versed in traditional as well as innovative toxicity testing approaches. These individuals will be positioned to pursue positions in regulatory agencies and the industries they regulate.

The Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) Track in Toxicity Testing and Human Health Risk Assessment of Environmental Agents is a professional degree program that provides individuals with the knowledge and tools needed to be at the forefront of this transition in human health risk assessment. Students completing the program will also earn the Certificate in Risk Sciences and Public Policy.

A part-time/online option for the MSPH in TTHRA is also available.