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Division of Climate and Environmental Sciences

Climate and Environmental Sciences involves the examination of different factors in our environment and their relation to the health and well-being of individuals and populations. The concentration in Climate and Environmental Sciences allows students the opportunity to gain further understanding into the presence of environmental and climate risk factors, as well as strategies for assessing, treating and preventing health conditions related to these factors. In addition, this concentration offers coursework required for graduate training in climate and environmental sciences, and provides students with an interdisciplinary framework of this field, with courses offered from biology, chemistry, global health, mathematics, Scripps Institution of Oceanography and urban studies and planning.

Education & Training

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Jose Suarez, MD, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor - Division Lead


Wael Al-Delaimy, MD, PhD, Professor
Harvey Checkoway, PhD, MPH, Professor
Georgia Kayser, PhD, MALD, BS, Assistant Professor
Sydney Leibel, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Secondary Appointed
Margaret Ryan, MD, MPH, Professor