Climate Solutions and Health Concentration

This is a new concentration that will begin enrolling students in the Fall 2024 semester.

The cascading adverse impacts of climate change are affecting societies worldwide, with vulnerable communities most at risk due to historical socioeconomic injustices. Climate change is a major environmental and human health issue, with clear impacts already upon us. The mission of this concentration is to provide the public health workforce of the future with cutting-edge knowledge and skills to predict, measure, and ultimately mitigate the adverse health effects of climate change.

The Climate Solutions and Health concentration and curriculum will include three courses and one elective. The required courses are on the following topics:

  1. Climate and Health (introductory)
  2. Data Science Methods and Climate
  3. Geographical Information Systems and Spatial Analysis

The elective can be chosen from a number of courses including (but not restricted to):

  • Mental Health and Climate
  • Social Work and Environmental Justice 
  • Infectious Disease Epidemiology
  • Climate and Allergies, Asthma, Chronic Respiratory Disorders
  • Advanced Methods in Epidemiology
  • Applied Biostatistics

Concentration Head:

Jaymie R. Meliker, PhD
Professor, Department of Family, Population & Preventive Medicine

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