Opportunities

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Careers and Fellowships

Careers:

Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health (CCCEH) Project Coordinator I; posting date: April 11, 2022

The Project Coordinator I will work closely with the Director of Translational Research and other Key Investigators at the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health (CCCEH), Department of Environmental Health Sciences, at the Mailman School of Public Health. The role involves a number of responsibilities including coordinating and contributing to research on the benefits to children’s health and equity of policies to mitigate climate change and reduce air pollution; and managing scheduling, communications, and administrative duties for multiple research projects and private grants. The candidate will also take an active role in the research, writing of manuscripts, preparation and submission of federal and private grant proposals, and the communication of scientific data to the community, policymakers, and the public.

This position requires a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in education, training, and experience and at least two years of related experience. A master’s degree in a related field of study is preferred. A strong background in public health, epidemiology, environmental health sciences, and/or climate and health is required. Application link

Contact: Katy Coomes (kc3236@cumc.columbia.edu) and/or Frederica Perera (fpp1@columbia.edu)

 

NIEHS Recruiting Supervisory Program Officer (Climate Change and Human Health); posting date: 1/24/2022.

 

Faculty Positions:

Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, seeks applicants for 2 tenure track/tenured faculty positions at the level of Associate Professor or higher; posting date: 6/01/2021.

Case Western Reserve University, Population Health Research Institute (PHRI) at MetroHealth Medical Center, Climate Change and Health faculty position.

 

Fellowships and Post-doctoral Positions:

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Harvard C-CHANGE), full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellow on the Transportation, Equity, Climate, and Health (TREC) project; posted December 2021.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Harvard C-CHANGE), Climate and Human Health Fellowship; The Climate and Human Health Fellowship trains physicians to examine and advance evidence-based policies that help build climate-resilient communities and health systems. This two-year experiential fellowship includes a Harvard master’s degree, research training and projects, public communications, and policy and advocacy training with national and international partners. Applications are now open for the 2022-2024 class. 

Center for Climate, Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Research Associate, Building Climate Resilient Community Health Clinics; posting date: 12/07/2020

Living Closer Foundation Consortium on Climate & Health Science Policy, Climate and Human Health Fellowship: trains physicians to examine and advance evidence-based policies that help build climate-resilient communities and health systems.

Fellowships available for the University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine and Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (RSMAS) new Master of Science in Climate and Health (U-MSCH) graduate program.

 

Internships:

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) accepts applications for various volunteer internships.

Find internship opportunities with the American Public Health Association (APHA).

Find a list of current Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) fellowships and internships.

Grants

Clif Bar Family Foundation awards small grants to organizations that reduce environmental health hazards and address other funding priorities; applications are reviewed three times per year: February 1st, June 1st, and October 1st.

Wallace Global Fund supports projects related to ecological collapse and climate change, among other key topics.

Find Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) climate change research grants here.

Find National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) climate and health funding opportunities here.

Find information on climate and health financial resources on the World Health Organization website here.

The Financing the Climate-Health Nexus: A Tool for Accessing Funds summarizes funds that are the most relevant and feasible for climate-health initiatives.

Read a report on climate and health philanthropic opportunities here.

Read an informational blog on climate and health philanthropic opportunities and funding information by Matt James, Health Affairs, March 30, 2017 here.

Call for Papers

Frontiers in Public Health: Call for Papers! Climate and Health Education: Defining the Needs of Society in a Changing Climate

Abstract Deadline - August 8, 2022 ; Manuscript Deadline - October 9, 2022

The goal of this research topic is to profile case examples, transformational educational initiatives, reviews and viewpoints that contribute to furthering the design, conduct and success of educational and training programs that contribute to improving our capacity locally and globally to address the health threats of climate change. We welcome a broad spectrum of contributions that address:

  • the what, why and how of climate and health education, which explore examples of defining the needs of society in a changing climate

  • how we can prepare leaders of today and tomorrow to address the needs of society in a changing climate

 

MedEdPORTAL® Call for Submissions: Climate Change and Health

Climate change has complex, interdependent, and far-reaching consequences on all aspects of human societies, institutions, and economies, and therefore requires transdisciplinary, collaborative, and global approaches and solutions. MedEdPORTAL is an open-access journal of teaching and learning resources in the health professions published by the Association of American Medical Colleges.

The journal actively encourages educators across the health professions to submit generalizable educational materials with a focus on climate change and health for inclusion in a new collection.

For full submission guidelines, please visit Author Instructions on our website. To specifically support developers of and educators in climate change and health-related curricula, we offer individualized mentorship for potential authors through the Faculty Mentor Program.

 

Special Issue "Urban Environmental Health and Climate Change"

Deadline for manuscript submissions - 31 October 2022.

We are organizing a Special Issue entitled “Urban Environmental Health and Climate Change” in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Climate change threatens urban environmental health via multiple pathways that include regional changes in average climate conditions, more frequent and intense extreme events, increasing climate variability, and rising sea levels, which in turn impact multiple sectors (e.g., water, food, and energy) within urban ecosystems. 

In this Special Issue, we invite original research manuscripts, reviews, and short communications (preliminary but significant insightful results) that: (a) examine dual impacts of urbanization and climate change on urban environmental health, (b) conceptualize connections among urbanization, environmental justice and health impacts of climate change, (c) contextualize urban environmental health vulnerability, including the inequity of urban determinants of health, (d) investigate links between cumulative environmental impacts, land use patterns (both current and historic) and urban health indicators, (e) explore co-benefits of urban strategies and policies for urban environmental health challenges, and (f) document community-engaged and led approaches and cases that address urban environmental health challenges.

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline.

 

Programs/Courses

Climate for Health, Ambassador Training Program 2022 - This free, three-hour training equips health professionals with the knowledge, hands-on experience, and resources to speak and act confidently on climate change solutions. Three units of Continuing Medical Education or Nursing CE are available upon completion. Through generous support of our donors, we are able to offer this course at no cost to you or the training participants.