Scientists Link La Niña Climate Cycle to Increased Diarrhea
Dec. 19 2019
A study in Botswana finds that spikes in cases of life-threatening diarrhea in young children are associated with La Niña climate conditions
Study Highlights High Cost of Fossil Fuel Pollution on Children’s Health
Dec. 12 2019
A new study by researchers at the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health (CCCEH) is the first to compile the estimated per-case costs of six childhood health conditions linked to air pollution
Climate in Crisis
Oct. 31, 2019
The School's faculty, students, and graduates are fighting the most urgent public health emergency our generation - and future generations - may ever face, and rallying peers worldwide to do the same
The Amazon is in flames. But Brazil’s past can show the path forward
aug. 22, 2019
An opinion piece penned by Dr. Ruth DeFries, Denning Family Professor of Sustainable Development in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology, on the deforestation and fires in Brazil.
A Global Manual to Clean Urban Air
Jul. 17, 2019
Professor Darby Jack contributed to the USAID report: LMIC (low and middle income countries) Urban Air Pollution Solutions. The report, developed at an April workshop hosted by the Columbia Mailman School and the public health nonprofit Vital Strategies, provides practical steps for low and middle-income countries like India to address air pollution in their cities.
Faculty Panel: Climate Crisis Is Both a Threat and an Opportunity
Jul. 12, 2019
In early June, the 2019 Columbia Mailman Alumni Summit brought together five faculty, whose research portfolios involves the intersection of climate change and health, to share their thoughts on the ongoing crisis, including how taking action presents an unprecedented opportunity to advance human health and well-being.
Columbia Mailman Signs Call to Action on Climate Crisis
Jul. 01, 2019
The Columbia Mailman School of Public Health joins with more than 70 public health and medical organizations in issuing a Call to Action on Climate Health and Equity: A Policy Action Agenda.
Just How Healthy Is Biking in New York City?
Jun. 18, 2019
Cara Smith, Research Assistant, was featured in the Gothamist to discuss preliminary results of their biking study, which seeks to determine how much air pollution cyclists are inhaling in New York City.
Children vs. U.S. Government Climate Inaction
May 30, 2019
On June 4, 2019, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in Juliana v. United States to determine whether the case will proceed to trial in district court in Oregon. Nearly 4 years ago, 21 children and adolescents between 8 and 19 years of age, including Kelsey Juliana from Oregon, filed suit against the federal government, charging that the government’s inaction on addressing climate change violated their constitutional right to life, liberty, and property.
Clean Air Taxis Cut Pollution in New York City: Study
may 29, 2019
A study by researchers at Columbia Mailman School and Drexel University found that NYC City Clean Air Taxi rules are successful in cutting emissions and reducing air pollution.
Computer Model Finds a Better Way to Control MRSA Outbreaks
Jan. 02, 2019
Drs. Jeffrey Shaman and Sen Pei report on a new method to help health officials control outbreaks of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, a life-threatening antibiotic-resistant infection often seen in hospitals.