Our talented students draw on their diverse backgrounds when developing the expertise needed to excel in the rapidly evolving environmental health field. Their academic enrichment is a priority within EHS, with faculty and staff actively engaging, mentoring, and teaching students.

Counting Calories? Count Your Carbon, Too

MPH student Katherine Baker explores which foods and dietary patterns are more sustainable than others, and the science behind the ranking system.

Turning the Public On to Public Health

Harnessing her passion for the arts, MPH student Erica Chung translates public health topics and science findings into language that everyone can understand.

Students for Environmental Action

SEA promotes environmental awareness at the Columbia University Medical Campus and is the voice of students for environmental concerns. As one of 27 student organizations at Columbia Mailman, students from across the School participate in its programming. 

Enacting Environmental Justice and Health Through Education

Can environmental science be taught to high school students in a week? MPH student Sara Zufan draws on her background in teaching and her EHS coursework to develop a curriculum for Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School (WHEELS) and WE ACT.