The Mailman School has been at the forefront of public health research, education, and community collaboration locally and globally, addressing the most important issues that challenge the health of populations. Guided by the fundamental principle that health is a human right, we look to identify effective approaches to the prevention of disease and disability, create health equity in a diverse world, and educate the next generation of public health leaders.
Our planet is our home. It belongs to all of us. Yet our home is burdened by a myriad of environmental threats that are dramatically different today than those we faced just 10 or 20 years ago. This is why in Environmental Health Sciences, faculty, students, trainees, and staff work together across education, research, and service to protect the world we live in and seek new paths for sustainable and integral development. Today, more than 100 institutions of higher education have committed to preparing future health professionals to address health risks associated with climate change.
Every gift has a meaningful impact on our research, training, and service efforts. Researchers at the Mailman School’s Program on Climate and Health, the first of its kind in the United States, have been studying environmental health risks factors for years, identifying today’s most pressing issues, forecasting future challenges, and developing analytical tools to improve long-term health resiliency to climate extremes. Faculty collaborate across Columbia University and beyond to work in the areas of global environmental change, human health, and policy.