Oceans and Human Health Center

As one of the four centers in the world, the National Science Foundation (NSF)-National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Oceans and Human Health Center (OHH) at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School brings together medical and ocean researchers to investigate how humans affect oceans and how oceans affect humans in tropical and subtropical environments. The work of the OHH is to:

  • Identify sources of pollution and develop new monitoring tools, ultimately making beaches safer. 
  • Identify the environmental conditions in which algae bloom and produce harmful toxins, and ultimately predict the blooms and protect and educate the susceptible human population.