Practicum in Climate Change, Sustainability, and Public Health (EPH 555b)

How: Students apply for entry into this spring term course during the fall term. The deadline for applying for the 2017 spring term has passed. 

Course description: 

In this course, interdisciplinary student teams (3-4 students each) carry out applied research or practice projects in the area of climate change, sustainability, and public health. Each team works with a sponsoring organization (e.g., unit within Yale, local health department, community organization).

Climate Change, Sustainability, and Public Health Leadership Development Workshop:
The course requires participation in this weekend Fall Term workshopa partnership between the Climate Change and Health Initiative, the Global Health Leadership Institute, and the Office of Sustainability. The workshop will provide training on leadership, strategic problem solving, and policy/applied research implementation. This training will be valuable for project implementation during the Spring Term course. 

Course syllabus: You can find the course syllabus here

The following are the 2017 spring term projects:



Reducing automobile use for short workday trips by Yale employees

Yale Office of Sustainability

Developing a healthy, sustainable, and tasty pizza for Yale events

Being Well at Yale

Bacterial contamination in Long Island Sound: improving beach closure policy and assessing the effects of climate change

East Shore District Health Department (East Haven, Branford, North Branford)

Carbon footprint impact of reduction in unnecessary medical testing in a hospital clinic

Yale-New Haven Hospital, Department of Anesthesiology, Pre-operative Admission Testing Clinic

Questions and additional information: Contact Dr. Robert Dubrow