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Environmental Health Department (ENHL)
​​​​​​​​​​Environmental health is the branch of public health that: focuses on the relationships between people and their environment; promotes human health and safety; and fosters healthy and safe communities.
The Environmental Health Department (ENHL) at FHS provides training in environmental health within a broad basic sciences background. The department emphasizes evaluation and control of major environmental health problems in developing countries in such fields as water supply, waste disposal, food hygiene, occupational health, air pollution, and others.

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Our Degrees and Programs

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in Environmental Health 
The EH offers a three-year program in environmental health and awards a Bachelor of Science. The curriculum provides a broad education in basic sciences and a fundamental knowledge of environmental health. Emphasis is placed upon the evaluation and control of major environmental health problems in developing countries in s​​uch fields as water supply, waste disposal, food hygiene, occupational health, ​air and marine pollution, and control of disease vectors. ​

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  • Master of Science (MS) in Environmental Sciences
The department also offers a graduate program leading to the MS degree in Environmental Sciences. 
In view of the increasing interest in development and its impact on the human environment, a variety of courses offered by this department are made available to students in other fields. 

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  • Minor in Environmental Health
The Minor in Environmental Health allows students to acquire knowledge about the components of the environmental system and the interactive processes that affect human health, environmental protection, and development. 

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  • Child labor in agriculture in the Beqaa valley of Lebanon: The case of Syrian refugees
  • Cultural and Psychosocial influences on Disability
  • Environmental Management Practices of the Oil and Gas Companies in Lebanon
  • Environmental Radon Levels in Lebanon
  • Gene-environment Interactions in Genitourinary and Neural Tube Birth Defects Risk: A Lebanese Case-Control Study
  • Musculoskeletal disorders among Lebanese workers
  • N-Acetylation Traits as Effect Modifiers of the Association between Smoking-based Arylamine Exposure and Tumorigenic Outcome in Lebanese Urothelial bladder Cancer Patients
  • Neurological and Neurodevelopmental Toxicogenetic Alterations of BPA, and Nicotine Modulation, in In Vivo and In Vitro Models
  • Occupational Health and Safety in Hospitals
  • Safe Work in Lebanese Bakeries: From Policy to Practice
  • Towards Improved Governance for Sustainable Solid Waste Management in Lebanon
  • Understanding water, understanding health: The case of Bebnine
  • Working and Living Conditions of Farming Communities in the Arab World
  • Working and Living Conditions of Migrant Agricultural Workers in the Bekaa Valley

Our team

Chairperson: Habib, Rima
Professors: Habib, Rima; Jurdi, Mey; Nuwayhid, Iman
Associate Professor: Massoud, May
Assistant Professor: Dhaini, Hassan
Instructor: El Helou, Nida
Lecturer: Nasr, Joumana

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Ms. Hiba Mansour ​

Administrative assistant

AUB Main Numbers: 00961 1 340 460, 350 000, 374 444, 374 374, ext. 4620/1

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Environmental Health Department

Faculty of Health Sciences

American University of Beirut

Van Dyck Building

PO Box 11-0236

Riad El-Solh Beirut, 1107 2020, Lebanon

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