Building public health resilience to climate and environmental change

Students will be provided a supportive learning environment that will encourage them to understand the environmental transport and transformation of chemicals and infectious agents, protect vulnerable populations from toxic exposures, mitigate the impacts of climate change on air, water and health and engineer a healthy, sustainable and resilient future.

Our Recent News

Doctoral student Riley Vickers is working to improve access to clean water by working with an interdisciplinary team of chemists, computational modelers and environmental engineers at UNC-Chapel Hill to develop new filters that make water purification more energy efficient. Read more.

Riley Vickers
Riley Vickers

Climate talks can solve another global crisis: Air pollution

Professor Jason West, PhD, contributed an op-ed in The Hill, where he talked about the links between climate change and air pollution.

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Message from the Chair

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We’re Celebrating our Centennial!

Read about our students and alumni, watch student speed talks and special guest seminars on our Centennial Celebration page.