Environmental Health

Our environment is intrinsic to our health, with environmental exposures among the leading contributors to health problems. And while people are affected regardless of income and geography, environmental health risks especially threaten the most vulnerable among us.

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PHX Perspectives | December 6th, 2018

The 24th Conference of the Parties (COP) of the United Nations framework convention on climate change kicked off in Katowice Poland this week. This comes on the heels of a new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) showing that drastic emission reductions will need to begin over the next decade in order to achieve the target of 1.5 °C additional warming.

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Introduction to ArcGIS Pro for Public Health

Live Online June 20-22, 2022 20 Hours Registration Closed
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Kevin James Lane, PhD, MA, Assistant Professor, Environmental Health, BUSPH

The role of spatial analysis in local, state and regional public health has steadily increased over the last decade with the infusion of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software such as ESRI ArcGIS Pro.

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Cyclones and health

Free Associations Podcast | July 26th, 2022

Matt, Jess, and guest host Amruta Nori-Sarma examine the impact of cyclones on mortality in the US, they discuss the uneven impacts of global climate change, and Jess tells us what we will be eating in the future.

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"This course was very hands on, which helped me learn a lot more quickly than I usually do in a semester-long course" - Summer Institute Participant

Kevin James Lane, PhD, MA
Assistant Professor, Environmental Health, BUSPH