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Explore the latest public health research and insights about environment.

Several health care workers wearing face masks and yellow protective suits acknowledge applause outside the Hospital de Barcelona on April 13, 2020 in Barcelona, during a national lockdown to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 disease.

Bring on the Big Wins for Global Health in 2023

Global Health NOW asked some leading global health experts about their global health wish lists for 2023; they flagged the big wins they'd love to see this year and the areas that deserve more attention from the global health community.        

Mohammad Hanif washes recyclable materials pulled from the Bhalswa landfill in Delhi, on October 5, 2022. Image by Cheena Kapoor

India’s Mountains of Biomedical Waste

As COVID-19 slowly loosens its grip on India, it leaves in its wake more than half a million deaths, damaged health infrastructure, financial duress, and mountains of discarded personal protective equipment. 

Internally displaced people use a boat to cross a flooded area at Dadu in Sindh province, Pakistan. October 27, 2022. Asif Hassan/AFP via Getty Images

Lessons from Pakistan’s Floods

Adil Haider, dean of AKU’s Medical College, explains in this Q&A how his university delivered medical care to 400,000+ people in less than 2 months—and how to prepare for future disasters.

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
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
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
- Emeritus

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
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.