Applied Practice Experience (APEx)

EHS Master's students are required to complete a three-month Applied Practice Experience (APEx), also referred to as a practicum. The practicum—essentially an internship in the field—is both a required component and highlight of the Master's experience. Our students work alongside public health professionals, experience the day-to-day realities of the field, and apply what they’ve learned in class to advance the cause of public health.

2022


Arch Street Communications
Communication and public engagement for environment-related projects

Biostatistics Department, Columbia University
Concussion protocol data collection and analysis

Brightline Defense
Analyzing climate data and policy

Citizens Climate Lobby
Community-based climate advocacy

Clarity Movement Co.
Project management and climate data and policy analysis

Climate Club
Developing science blog posts, creating visualizations, increasing readership and discovering grant opportunities

Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health, Mailman School of Public Health
Researching consequences of prenatal exposure to environmental contaminants on child health outcomes

CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute
Applying an intersectoral perspective that links nutrition and health to a sustainable community for Harlem, and engaging the public in food policy research and action

Doctors Without Borderes/Medecins Sans Frontieres Brazil Medical Unit
Developing surveys to analyze the relationship between climate events, migration and health

Department of Immigrant Health and Cancer Disparities, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Food pantry site distribution, data collection and analysis

Environmental Health Sciences Department, Mailman School of Public Health
Troubleshooting protocols for aerosol collection and immunostaining of various target organs with markers present in ALS patients

Environmental Health Sciences Department, Mailman School of Public Health
Determining the impact of metal exposures on child neurodevelopment

Environmental Health Sciences Department, Mailman School of Public Health
Data management and analysis, updating recruitment statistics

Environmental Health Sciences Department, Mailman School of Public Health
Investigating the relationship between wastewater surveillance data and underlying rates of infection

Environmental Health Sciences Department, Mailman School of Public Health
Collecting and analyzing data for the "450K Epigenome-Wide Scan Identifies Differential DNA Methylation Related to Aflatoxins Exposure" project

Environmental Protection Agency
Clean Water Act (CWA) inspections and developing new enforcement cases against CWA violators

Environmental Working Group
Researching projects surrounding the Farm Bill and Trade Policy

Environmental Volunteers
Managing research, community engagement and communications for an environmental science education program for 1st and 2nd-grade students in low-income communities

Global Consortium on Climate Health and Education
Educating the public and analyzing data about climate change and its impact on human health

ICAP Global Health
Examining how mobility influences access and utilization of care for migrants living with HIV in Zimbabwe and Lesotho

Mailman School of Public Health
Measuring environmental noise

National Center for Disaster Preparedness
Pandemic planning course curriculum development