Providing Environmental Solutions for Public Health and Wellbeing

Building 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 equitable future.

Our Recent News

Rebecca Fry's lab is one of the first to study the effects of prenatal exposure to toxic metals as it relates to the epigenome — she has shown how behaviors and the environment can cause changes that affect the way genes function. Read more.

Rebecca Fry, PhD

Climate warming could deepen environmental injustice in urban areas

Extreme heat events could become more intense and frequent both locally and globally, increasing the risk of harm to health and global economies, according to a new study that includes research from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.

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