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.
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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.