CCHI Program


  • Climate Change and Health Pre-Doctoral Fellowships: CCHI provides full funding to two doctoral students whose interests focus on climate change and health.
  • Graduate course on climate change and health:  A course entitled “Climate Change, Energy Systems, and Public Health” will be taught in Fall 2016.
  • Undergraduate seminar course on climate change and health: This course will also be taught in Fall 2016.
  • Climate change and health case study: CCHI is developing an interdisciplinary case study for Yale School of Public Health students that we will make available to public health schools nationwide.
  • Summer internships on climate change and health: Each year CCHI awards three summer internships for MPH students focused on climate change and health.


  • Speaker series on climate change and health: Prominent climate change and health researchers come to Yale to share their work and meet with students and faculty.
  • Climate Change and Health Pilot Research Grants: To stimulate research, each year CCHI makes an award to a faculty member for a project focused on climate change and health.


  • Climate Change Leader in Residence: Each year a global leader working to address climate change comes to Yale for several days to lecture, meet with students, and serve as a resource for faculty.
  • Climate Change Leadership Training Workshop: Each year CCHI conducts a weekend workshop to provide committed students with leadership skills to address climate change, with an emphasis on health.


The Yale Climate Change and Health Initiative is supported by a generous grant from the Overlook International Foundation. Its directors, Richard and Dee Lawrence, also co-founded Cool Effect, a new program that identifies some of the best carbon emission reduction projects in the world and makes it simple for supporters to donate.


2017-2018 Annual Report Summary

2017-2018 Annual Report

2017-2018 Annual Report Appendix

2016-17 Annual Report Summary

2016-17 Annual Report

2016-17 Annual Report Appendix

Malia Carpio

Malia Carpio, MPH '15, MEM '16, preserves tick samples for her thesis work on tick-borne disease ecology. The range and incidence of many vector-borne diseases are shifting due in part to climate change.