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.

Doctoral Student’s COVID-19 Testing Disparities Research Makes Headlines

Wil Lieberman-Cribbin's PhD research revealed neighborhood disparities related to COVD-19 testing in the New York City area.

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. 

This 'Green' Space Shouldn't Be So White

Victoria Bortfeld, MPH student, used her practicum experience at the Earth Institute as a platform to explore racial inequality in the professional sphere of environmental health sciences. This work reviewed and identified important steps toward increasing inclusivity.

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.