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Explore the latest public health research and insights about environment.

Parveen Akhtar sits in front of her storm-battered home in Teligati village on Dec. 29, 2022. Ritwika Mitra

Climate Change Drives Anxiety, Depression in the Sundarbans

As increasingly frequent and intense climate-change-driven cyclones batter the Sundarbans—destroying agriculture, shrinking incomes, and destabilizing housing—the resilience and mental health of the ecologically frail mangrove forest's people is being tested.

Environment Faculty Experts

 Looking for prominent public health experts in the field of environment? They’re here at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Marsha Wills-Karp
Professor
Environmental Health and Engineering

Marsha Wills-Karp, PhD, researches the environmental determinants of allergic and immune diseases across the lifespan and chairs the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering.

Kellogg Schwab
Professor
Environmental Health and Engineering

Kellogg Schwab, PhD, integrates engineering, public health, and human behavior by researching water and wastewater contaminants of public health concern.

Alfred Sommer
Professor
- Emeritus
Epidemiology

Alfred Sommer, MD, MHS '73, studies the causes and prevention of childhood micronutrient malnutrition and mortality, and the causes and prevention of blinding diseases.

Brian Schwartz
Professor
Environmental Health and Engineering

Brian Schwartz, MD, MS, GME ’90, uses environmental epidemiology to evaluate the drivers of sustainability health impacts, such as energy, agriculture, and built environments.