Global Environmental Health
SPH EH 749
Environmental issues and related health outcomes vary between developing and developed countries and among geographical regions and countries; however, just as economies have become interrelated globally so have environmental problems. This class introduces students to 1) frameworks for understanding global environmental health issues including sustainable development and the demographic/epidemiological/environmental transitions; 2)methods for characterizing global environmental burdens of disease, including linkages with surveillance systems and information gaps among countries; and 3) the role of international institutions and organizations. The course will use a series of examples and cases to illustrate the complexities of global environmental problems.