Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health is launching a new certificate program to train students for careers in climate change and health.
“Climate change is one of the defining challenges of the century,” said James W. Curran, Dean of the Rollins School of Public Health, “and it is essential that we offer our students opportunities to develop the skills they will need to be leaders in this field.”
The new Certificate in Climate and Health will be offered to all students enrolled in the Master of Public Health (MPH) and Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) programs at Rollins. To receive the certificate, students will be required to complete a two-course sequence on climate and health, take two additional electives, and complete a thesis or capstone on a climate-related topic.
The Certificate is one of two new initiatives to boost Emory’s contributions in the field of climate and health specifically. This past spring, the Rollins School of Public Health launched a new Emory Climate and Health Research Incubator to foster new research that can improve society’s response to climate change. Last month, two Emory faculty members and one doctoral student participated as authors on the 2020 report of the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change.