Climate and Health at the Milken Institute School of Public Health
MPH concentration in Climate and Health: Coming soon!
The Mission of the Climate and Health MPH program is to train individuals to assess environmental exposures and public health risks associated with anthropogenic climate change, and to mitigate these health risks through taking a systems approach that considers crisis phenomena, such as COVID-19, climate-sensitive programming, and public policies.
Our graduates will hold a multidisciplinary knowledge base and skillset that will provide them a framework for transforming how health issues associated with anthropogenic climate change and global environmental change are addressed. They will understand the scientific foundations of climate change and environmental health, the social dimensions of health risks associated with climate change, the policies and practices that can mitigate these health risks, and how to communicate about these subjects. Graduates will be able to:
- Analyze health risks from anthropogenic climate change and global environmental change using methods and research findings from the epidemiological, environmental exposure assessment, and implementation sciences;
- Communicate about the effects of climate change and environmental degradation to varied audiences, including both technical and non-technical audiences; and
- Manage diverse teams to design, implement, and evaluate actions to advance systemic change towards mitigating health risks from climate change and environmental degradation, for example through governmental mitigation and adaptation policies, urban planning, public engagement, corporate action, and finance.
Graduates from this program will be prepared for leadership careers in catalyzing systemic change that mitigates health risks from climate change and environmental degradation. Career paths include government, non-governmental organizations, research and academia, multilateral organizations, media, consulting, and industry – graduates can work wherever solutions to climate change and environmental health happen.
The Milken Institute School of Public Health currently offer several courses in Climate and Health:
PUBH 6130. Sustainable Energy and the Environment
PUBH 6133. Social Dimensions in Climate Change and Health
The drivers of climate change and outcomes with particular focus on health dimensions; obstacles, vulnerabilities, inequality, and adaptation as well as technical and social solutions. (3 Credits)