Department of Environmental Medicine | NYU Langone Health

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Department of Environmental Medicine

We improve the health of local communities through innovative research and educational programs.

In the Department of Environmental Medicine at NYU Langone Health, our goal is to understand the environmental causes of disease and determine new methods to protect our communities.

Our interdisciplinary research programs identify and study the genes, epigenetic programs, and cell signaling pathways that influence the process of disease development. We integrate epigenetics, a growing strength of our programs, into all aspects of our research.

Our faculty focus on solving important problems such as developing effective means of early detection and prevention, characterizing the health effects of metals and particulate matter, and determining what factors influence susceptibility to environmental disease. Many of our faculty are members of Perlmutter Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute–designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, as well as the Center for the Investigation of Environmental Hazards, a National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Core Center that is home to a multidisciplinary team of experts working to map the exposome.

Along with our research efforts, education is a pillar of our department. Our PhD and MS programs in environmental health sciences train the next generation of scientists as future leaders in the field.

Contact Us

Our laboratories and offices are located at 341 East 25th Street in Manhattan.

For general inquiries, please call us at 646-754-9499. For inquiries regarding our graduate programs, contact Cynthia Jose, graduate coordinator, at 646-754-9462 or


Our investigators lead bold research projects that result in breakthrough discoveries.


We offer hands-on PhD and MS programs in environmental health sciences.


Our faculty members are recognized leaders in the field.