The Environmental & Occupational Health track has several research opportunities within different relevant focus areas. The SHSPH also has research laboratories, including a Toxicology-, Endocrine Disrupting Chemical (EDC)-, and Air Quality Laboratory. Funded student projects are available. For more information, contact the Research Coordinator:
Prof Tiaan de Jager
[email protected] 
Tel: 012 354 2072

Research Goals

The research goals of the EOH track are in line with those of the SHSPH, the Faculty of Health Sciences and the University of Pretoria. The research goals are to:
  1. build capacity & stimulate research;
  2. increase research outputs;
  3. obtain more grants – national & international;
  4. improve training & support;
  5. improve quality of research & ethics;  
  6. increase collaboration; 
  7. research should impact on policy - government.

Research Focus Areas

Global Health

Status: Institute-approved
Including: Chair in Conservation Medicine
Funding: Kelloggs Foundation         

Conservation Medicine

Status: Chair - application
Including: Malaria, DDT
Funding: WHO/AFRO, NRF

Chemical Pollution & Health

Status: Various ongoing & new projects
Including: endocrine disrupting chemicals, pharmaceutical & veterinary compounds, Occupational health, reproductive health, asthma
Funding: NRF, MRC, WRC, GWRC, NIH, NIOSH, SIMRAC, Wellcome Trust              

Water Quality

Including: University of Pretoria Water Institute
Funding: WRC, GWRC, Industry

Public Health Genetics

Cross cutting

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