The Baylor College of Medicine Environmental Health Service has been involved with educating health care professionals (and aspiring professionals) about the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of environmentally induced or exacerbated illness for more than ten years. Selected activities include:


The Baylor EHS has been the lead organizer of a number of symposia offering continuing education credit: Environmental Health in Our Neighborhoods: Speaking Out About Pollution & Health, 2001; Gulf Coast Pediatric Environmental Health Symposium, 2004;Pediatric Environmental Health: Putting It Into Practice, 2005; and Environmental Health Is a VERB! Building Healthy Children, 2007.


Selected presentations for health care professionals include:

  • Houston Community and Environmental Health Bus Tour: The Role of Place in Children's Health, Texas Pediatric Society Annual Meeting, 2015
  • Lessons Learned in the Creation of Houston's First Environmental Health Clinical Service - American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, 2014
  • Effective Evidence-Based Interventions to Improve Asthma Control and Quality of Life in African-American Adults, Ben Taub Hospital - General Internal Medicine CME Series, 2014


Baylor EHS faculty have taught the following courses:

  • Environmental Health Primer for Graduating Medical Students
  • Geomedicine: The Fundamentals of Health and Place
  • Environmental Health Module in the Baylor Determinants, Disparities, and Social/Population Health (DDASH) Foundation Sciences Course
  • Baylor National School for Tropical Medicine Environmental Module
  • Environmental Health Course at Rice University


EHS faculty provide mentoring and fellowship opportunities for students and health care professionals.