Department of Family and Community Medicine

Environmental Health Service


Core Areas


The activities of the Environmental Health Service are organized into four core areas.”

The Professional Education Core provides educational opportunities in environmental health for health care professionals through regional symposia, Grand Rounds presentations, targeted training, mentoring and courses at Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine.

The Clinical Service Core offers clinical environmental health services, with a particular focus on individuals with poorly controlled asthma. Baylor College of Medicine providers take comprehensive environmental histories, conduct physical exams and appropriate laboratory testing, perform on-site exposure assessments and develop holistic treatment plans tailored to each patient's needs.

The Research Core analyzes potential associations between exposure and health through advanced geospatial modeling techniques. It also promotes and measures the efficacy of educational, policy and other interventions to improve health through the service's clinical care and professional education activities.

The Community Outreach Core empowers individuals by providing information through community presentations as well as television and radio interviews. EHS faculty also serve on numerous local, state and federal environmental health and sustainability committees.