Country University Department Undergraduate Course Masters or Diploma PhD or research opportunity Staff member teaching relevant course Fields of interests Email Website

USA Oakland University School of Health Sciences Medical Geology

Richard Olawoyin

Up to date as of November 2012 Australia University of Ballarat School of Health Sciences     Opportunities for PhD (applications welcome all year but Scholarships close 31 October each year) Kim Dowling Geochemistry of arsenic, epidemiology and health effects of arsenic, and geochemistry and health from mining

France BRGM, French Geological Survey BRGM, Orleans Technical & Scientific Center ENAG-BRGM Highschool for Applied Geosciences Research and PhD students Xavier Bourrat Manufactured and natural nanoparticles characterization (Raman/SEMfeg)

STE Intern'l Master for Earth sciences and environment   Reas, PhD and Post-doc positions Mikael Motelica Soil and technosoil remediation (metals and traces contamination, LA-ICP-MS)

Orleans University OSUC department Specific courses SAE Intern'l Master for Atmospheric and Space Sciences
Regis Guegan DHL, clays and nanomaterials in ecotechnology (Raman, XRD & Neutron diff)

    Polytech Orleans High school  Polytech Master: Sensors in Geosciences   Lydie Leforestier Clays as geochemical barrier

Ireland National University of Ireland, Galway School of Geography and Archaeology     possibility of PhD Chaosheng Zhang GIS, Spatial statistics, Environmental geochemistry, heavy metals

Sweden University of Lund Institute of Geology undergraduate course on offer (course is given in swedish)     Leif Johansson All aspects of medical geology  

Sri Lanka University of Peradeniya Department of Geology Modules: Advanced Environmental Geology; Environmental Geochemistry with special reference to tropical countries
Opportunities for research/student projects Rohana Chandrajith All aspects of Medical Geology, environmental geochemistry

            Chandra Dissanayaka  

United Kingdom Portsmouth Earth and Environmental

Post-doctoral positions Nick Walton Groundwater and contaminated land based health issues

Portsmouth Earth and Environmental Environmental Science and Geology  Msc include contaminated land, water pollution and geochemsitry modules
Mike Fowler Dust-based health issues

Keele University Earth Sciences and Geography UG Geoscience course, Module Geoscience and Society

Dr Ian Stimpson

Kingston University London The School of Geography, Geology and the Environment
MSc in Hazards and Disaster Management (Module on Geophysical and Geomedical Hazards) 
Prof. Gavin Gillmore the link between radon and health; geology and caves; abandoned mines; and ecotoxicology

MSC in Geographic Information Systems (Module on GIS and Health)

Health patterns and analysis

University of the West of Scotland School of Science BSc (Hons) Environmental Health (various public health, environmental protection); BSc (Hons) Chemistry (modules on waste and environment). MSc/PGD  Waste & Clean Technology version (from 2012). depending on funding for project specific work; self funded or hosting opportunity available. Andrew S Hursthouse Environmental geochemistry & health; inorganic and organic contaminants in soil, water, sediments, and air; chemical analysis and quantification methods; environmental quality and human exposure; nutrients and nutrition in developing countries; remediation and human health risk assessment; environmental regulation and policy development

University of Edinburgh Geosciences
Environmental geochemistry  speciation and behaviour of Pb, As, Mn, Cr, Sb, Hg, U, Cd with emphasis on contaminated sediments and soils and the topics of environmental change, biogeochemical processes, contaminated land and human exposure John Farmer & Environmental geochemistry and health

Margaret Graham

United States University of St Thomas Department of Geology GEOL 161/461: Medical Geology running offered approximately once a year     Jennifer McGuire Environmental biogeochemistry, Coupled biogeochemical cycles in anaerobic terrestrial and aquatic environments, Low-temperature aqueous geochemistry, Chemical fate and transport, Applied environmental toxicology, Reactive multi-phase numerical modeling

Emory University Environmental Studies Modules - Environmental Geology; Geology and Human Health BS/MPH 5-Year Environmental Studies (ENVS) and Environmental Health (EH) Program (some medical geology aspects)
William Size

Up to date as of September 2011 Australia Queensland University of Technology School of Natural Resource Sciences

Postgraduate (PhD) opportunities Maree Corkeron Geospatial analysis of soil borne pathogens and disease distribution. Relationships between geological substrate, soil, and disease.

Germany Friedrich Schiller Universitaet  at Jena Geosciences Introduction to Geochemistry; Environmental Geochemistry Medical Geology post-doc on offer Lothar Viereck Geochemistry

Hong Kong University of Hong Kong Department of Earth Sciences
Msc Earth Science and Environmental Management module
Dr G.C. Zhao metamorphic petrology, structural geology, geochemistry and geochronology to tackle various geological problems

Iceland University of Iceland School of Engineering and Natural Sciences MSc in Environment and Natural Resources with possible Medical Geology project Research, possibility for PHD students K. Vala Ragnarsdottir Environmental geochemistry and health, sustainable soil systems

Nigeria University of Jos Department of Geology and Mining Courses: Mineral Resources and Environmental geology; Applied Geochemistry  Post graduate Diploma in Environmental Geology PhD in Environmental Geology Uriah Alexamder Lar Trace elements in the environment: Impact on human and animal health 

Portugal Aveiro Geosciences
Master in Geomaterials and Geological Resources with the possibility to carry out studies on Medical Geology . The Erasmus Mundus IMACS  and PhD degree in Geotechnologies with a possibility to carry out studies on characterization on geological materials and develop new materials to be applied on human health issues.  Eduardo Ferreira da Silva Medical geology

Aveiro Geosciences

Tavares Rocha Medical geology

Aveiro Geosciences

Paula Marinho Medical geology

Aveiro Geosciences

Celso Gomes Medical geology

Aveiro Geosciences

Carla Patinha Medical geology

South Africa Venda Mining and Environmental Geology Bachelor  of  Earth  Sciences  in  Environmental  Geology;  name  of  module  is:  Medical  Geology Masters on offer PhD opportunities Theo C. Davies Trace elements in the environment and human health

United Kingdom Brighton School of Enviroment & Technology (Division of Geography & Geology)
MSc in Environmental Geology (1 year full-time, 2 years part-time)
Norman Moles Environmental mineralogy, environmental geochemistry, in-situ analysis of contaminated soil (using portable XRF instruments)

University of Nottingham School of Biosciences Environmental Biology, Environmental Science, Plant Science, Applied Biology  MSc/Diploma Crop Improvement, MRes degrees (various) PhD enquiries welcome Martin Broadley Plant mineral nutrition, biofortification

University of Derby

MSc Environmental Management, incorporating PG Cert/PG Dip (Online) includes module Environmental Geochemistry and Health
Aradhana Mehra mobility, bioavailability and speciation of toxic trace metals in different environmental media and their impacts on biota including human beings; micro-anionic nutrients in the environment and their significance to human health

MSc Environmental Health (Online)
Alan Whitfield

Cardiff Earth

occasionally offer PhD Tim Jones Airborne particle and respiratory toxicity; Contaminated land and human health; Fossil charcoal from Devonian onwards

University of Hertfordshire School of Life Sciences Bsc Geography - 3rd yr module Natural Hazards

United States University of Massachusetts Boston Environmental, Earth, and Ocean Sciences Introductory course in Medical Geology; Oceans and Human Health course (Toxicology and Ocean Chemistry)
research opportunities in oceans and human health science (marine toxins) and policy; PhD track in "Oceans and Human Health" (UMASS School of Marine Sciences) Robyn Hannigan metals in medicine, metals and biomineralogy

University of Massachusetts Boston Environmental, Earth, and Ocean Sciences

PhD track in "Oceans and Human Health" (UMASS School of Marine Sciences); Oceans and Human Health course (Marine toxins and health policy) Robert Bowen ecological-human health indicators, domoic acid and other marine toxins and spatial data assessment, oceans and human health policy

Yale University Geology and Geophysics Course on Minerals and Human Health, available Autumn 2011

H. Catherine W. Skinner biominerals and minerals in general both in geologic and biogeochemical environments, i.e. from modern bone to fossils of all mineralized forms

Arizona State University School of Earth and Space Exploration

ASU have the facilities to support research in Medical Geology Lynda Williams Antibacterial properties of clays

Universty of Vermont Department of Geology Module: Advanced special topics; Medical Geology option ran in Spring 2010

Gregory Druschel

Idaho State University Department of Geosciences UG and Graduate Environmental Geology course - module Envirnmental Health

Scott Hughes

Lawrence University Geology Geology or Environmental Studies course, module Geology and Health

Andrew Knudsen environmental mineralogy, geochemistry, mining and industrial influences on river and wetland systems

University of New Haven Biology and Environmental Science Environmental Science UG and Graduate courses

Laurence Davis Environmental Geology, Geology and Land Use, Geology and Public Policy, Hydrology and Hydrogeology, Geomorphology, Resource Management and Energy Problems, Engineering Geology

George Mason University Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Earth Sciences  UG Earth Science Bs, Environmental Geoscience

Dr. Julia Nord

Brock University Department of Earth Sciences UG programs available

Heather Hudson (Academic Advisor)

University of Texas Arlington Earth and Environmental Sciences
Earth and Environmental Sciences, Environmental Health course
Andrew Hunt Geoscience and Health (Urban geochemistry and health; contaminated soil remediation; inhaled ambient particles); Risk assessment/probabilistic risk assessment; Environmental Health (Pediatric Pb poisoning; pediatric asthma and environmental exposures; air pollution)

University of Idaho Geological Sciences Module: Geology and the Environment involves some health aspects

Mickey Gunter health effects of mineral dust, asbestos