Global Environmental Change

Changes to the global environment pose one of greatest public health challenges. This area addresses health impacts resulting from global and large-scale environmental hazards such as climate change and extreme weather events, changes in ecosystems due to loss of biodiversity, changes in hydrological systems and supplies of freshwater, urbanization, land-use change, and stresses on food-producing systems.

In collaboration with community partners, government agencies, and academic institutions both domestically and around the world, faculty in the department conduct interdisciplinary work to address a wide array of issues (e.g. occupational health, water quality, infectious diseases, and human nutrition) that accompany changes to the global environment.