Changes to the global environment pose one of the greatest public health challenges. Global environmental change 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.
Learn more about our faculty members working in global environmental change by visiting their profiles below.
"With our work, we are bridging scientific knowledge gaps relevant to institutional and policy change of vaccines and healthcare."