Interested in working for course credit on an exciting practical project on climate change, sustainability, environmental justice, and public health?

How:

Apply for this Spring Term course opportunity, EPH 555b, Practicum in Climate Change, Sustainability, Environmental Justice, and Public Health (instructors: Robert Dubrow and Marianne Engelman-Lado), taught at the School of Public Health and open to graduate and professional students and undergraduate juniors and seniors from across the University. The course will meet on Wednesday, 5:00 pm to 6:50 pm. Students find the practical experience and real-world impact of this course to be very rewarding, but it is also a lot of work.

Course description:

In this course, interdisciplinary student teams (3-5 students each) carry out applied public health research or practice projects in the area of climate change, sustainability, environmental justice, and public health. Each team works with a sponsoring organization.

Timeline:

Date Event
Thursday, November 8

Information Session (optional), 5-6 pm in LEPH 424, 60 College St.

Friday, November 16

Application deadline

Wednesday, November 21

Applicants notified

Late November or early December

Introductory team meetings (required)

Wednesday, January 16

First class – 5:00 pm to 6:50 am, LEPH 115

Course syllabus:

You can find the course syllabus here. 

These are the projects:

Project

Sponsoring organization

Purchasing Sustainable Furniture at Yale

Yale University Procurement Department

Pollution Impacts in Uniontown, Alabama, a Low-Income African American Community (some or all members of the team will need to spend spring break in Uniontown, paid for by the course)

Environmental Law Clinic, Columbia Law School

Health Impacts of the Stone’s Throw Landfill in Tallassee, Alabama, a Low-Income African American Community (some or all members of the team will need spend spring break in Tallassee, paid for by the course)

Environmental Law Clinic, Columbia Law School

Connecticut Countdown on Climate Change and Health

Yale Climate Change and Health Initiative

Improving Water Quality in the Short Beach Neighborhood of Branford, CT

East Shore District Health Department

Note to MPH students: This course is one of the options available to fulfill the practice requirement for the MPH degree.
Questions and additional information: Contact Dr. Robert Dubrow