MS in Population Health Research: Climate and Health is a new program at BUSPH starting in Summer of 2020. The year-long program focuses on “an in-depth understanding of the far-reaching health impacts of climate change, challenging students to harness the power of data to protect the environment and improve public health.” 

Climate and Health program faculty teach the following courses:

  • SPH EH 720: Climate Change and Public Health provides an overview of the multitude of effects climate change has on human health from winds and floods, heat waves, population displacement, crop failures and food insecurity, altered ecology of infectious organisms, and air pollution and pollen.
  • SPH EH 811: Intro GIS for Public Health teaches principles and applications of Geographical Information Systems to analyze public health and climate data.

Other climate and health related courses:

    • CAS EE 512: Urban Climate introduces climate processes in urban environments from heat islands, mitigation efforts and modeling techniques.

    Students in interested in more climate focused classes can pursue options in the Earth and Environment course offerings.