Research Areas

Research and research training are central in COEH activities. Graduate students have the opportunity to engage in multi-disciplinary research with COEH faculty at one of the country’s top research institutions. COEH research focuses on immediate and local problems, contributing to protecting the health of Californians and the global community.

UCLA COEH members undertake activities and research in the following areas:

Occupational Health

Workers are regularly exposed to increased risks through their jobs. UCLA COEH works to assess those risks and protect the...

Environmental Health

Environmental health is a broad field concerned with how natural and built environments affect human health. COEH faculty conduct research...

Air Pollution

Southern California is host to some of the worst air pollution in the nation, and COEH is helping to assess...

Built Environment and Health

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Chemicals and Toxics

Chemicals are pervasive in today’s world, with tens of thousands of untested chemicals regularly released into our environment. COEH members’...

Community-Based Research

To complement the robust portfolio of laboratory research done by COEH faculty, members Yifang Zhu, Linda Delp and...

Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity

The developing fetus is the most sensitive to environmental exposures which may occur through a variety of pathways. A number...

Environmental Disasters

UCLA COEH was at the forefront of the response to the Porter Ranch Gas Leak in 2016. COEH Director

Ergonomics

There are approximately 7,500 apparel firms currently operating in California most of which are located in Los Angeles, officially employing...

Health Equity

Health disparities, differences in health status across populations, are often the result of social and environmental determinants of health. COEH...

Occupational Medicine

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Pesticides

Between 150 and 200 million pounds of pesticides are applied in California each year. The potential impact of these pesticides on...