Non-Degree Offerings

Environmental Health Sciences provides a variety of non-degree offerings to further explore the impact of environmental exposures on health. There are non-degree offerings for high school students, undergraduates and investigators at all career levels.

Agents of Change in Environmental Justice

Directed by Ami Zota, Agents of Change in Environmental Justice program empowers diverse, emerging leaders in environmental justice by amplifying their voices, stories, and research.

Career MODE

Career MODE is a program for early-stage investigators, specifically postdocs or equivalent and early-career scientists. Participants will experience mentored research, grant writing, and training. They will also learn skills in networking, leadership, omics and data science. The 11-month program is led by internationally recognized leaders and mentors in omics and data science. The goal is to provide participants with a successful pathway to independent research.

The EARTH Program

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A collaboration between the Department of Environmental Health Sciences and Missouri Breaks Industries Research, Inc., The EARTH Program is funded by the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences. The Environmental heAlth sciences Research for Teachers and High school students (EARTH) Program, directed by Anne Nigra, is a structured summer environmental health sciences research program for high school students and teachers from three Native communities in the Northern Plains.

The Program to Inspire and Mentor Undergraduates in Environmental Health Science Research (PrIMER)

PrIMER is a research program for full-time, undergraduate students attending colleges and universities in the New York City area. Trainees can enter the two-year program in June before their junior year. They will be paired with a Columbia University faculty member who will serve as a mentor throughout the program. Trainees will conduct research in environmental health science, attend weekly professional development workshops, interact closely with Columbia University faculty, and receive compensation for their research throughout the program. 

Skills for Health And Research Professionals (SHARP)

The SHARP Program consists of short, intensive trainings led by field experts to teach in-demand research skills and methods to investigators at all career levels and from any organization. SHARP offers trainings on dozens of topics that focus on omics, data science, climate change and professional development. Trainings take place in New York City and online via livestream.