MPH Global Environmental Health Track

Program description: 

A shift of environmental risks has occurred over the past 20 years, from more regional effects to global impacts. In high-income countries, environmental health issues have been more focused on contribution to cancer, cardiovascular and other noncommunicable diseases. In low and middle income countries, ambient and indoor air pollution, inadequate and poor quality of water, sanitation and hygiene and toxic substances remain leading causes of death, disease and disability. Moreover, emerging environmental issues, such as changes in global climate and environments, pose a significant and imminent threat to health. The global environmental health track within the MPH environmental health concentration provides students with the opportunity to gain knowledge and basic skills to address long-standing and emerging global environmental health issues. It is designed to be rigorous yet flexible with individualized training in different disciplines.

Program discipline(s): 
Global health
Environmental studies
Epidemiology