Health systems are a major contributor to global emissions—but they are also the first responders to climate-related disasters. For both these reasons, they play an essential role in meeting upgraded climate goals
Addressing environmental exposures in air, water, soil, and food, as well as climate change and environmental justice
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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, PhD, researches the environmental determinants of allergic and immune diseases across the lifespan and chairs the Department of 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, MD, MHS '73, studies the causes and prevention of childhood micronutrient malnutrition and mortality, and the causes and prevention of blinding diseases.
Brian Schwartz, MD, MS, GME ’90, uses environmental epidemiology to evaluate the drivers of sustainability health impacts, such as energy, agriculture, and built environments.