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Environment Headlines

Explore the latest public health research and insights about environment.

The health care sector plays an outsized role in climate change. Can well-meaning new policies avoid exacerbating inequities?

Veena Dhiman, a farmer-trainer from Nagrota Bagwan, with one of the indigenous cows she purchased to replace her jersey cows when she shifted to natural farming methods.

Can Natural Farming Improve Farmers’ Health?

A number of Indian farmers are adopting natural cultivation methods to avoid the hazardous health effects of pesticide use—preparing homemade chemical-free fertilizers and using ecologically sensitive cultivation approaches.

Environment Faculty

 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
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.