Opportunities

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Careers and Fellowships

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

Final Call for Papers: Handbook of Human and Planetary Health

Abstract Deadline -  November 30, 2021 ; Full Paper Deadline - January 20, 2022

In recent times, the increase in various human activities has caused a disarray in various natural systems. Such disruptions have intensified over the past decades and have caused changes on the climate, have led to the endangerment of many animals and plant species, and have led to a depletion in the quality of the air, of the water, and even of soils. More so, these changes have adversely affected human health and livelihoods across the world. Exponential increases in human activities such as in the use of fresh water resources, in motor vehicle use, increased consumption of crops and meat, in fertiliser use, the burning of fossil fuels and the production of non-biodegradable materials such as plastic, have been observed in the past decade. This is accompanied by increases in losses of biodiversity, increased carbon dioxide emissions, ocean acidification and loss of natural sources such as tropical forests, among others. Furthermore, pollution has reduced the air quality in many parts of the globe, posing major health threats. Whereas the development model of continuous industrial growth followed in the past has led to an improvement in lives in rich countries, such improvements have been achieved with a continuous damage to the environment and, inter alia, to the health and wellbeing of humans. Such damages -including the emerging of new pandemics related to disruptions in natural systems- -are likely to continue in the future. The complexities of the inter-relations here outlined suggest that the concept of planetary health, being discussed today,  needs to be complemented by the addition of the human component to it, hence the term “human and planetary health”, the subject of this book. The concept of Human and Planetary Health departs from the view that whereas human activities have caused significant biophysical changes (e.g. climate change, pollution, loss of biodiversity, changes in the natural cycles, changes in land use and resource depletion), it is a mistake to believe that only the physical environment has suffered. On the contrary. Human health has also been negatively influenced by them. Indeed,  the rapid deterioration of environmental conditions has substantially increased the burden on human health by affecting nutrition, fostering the spread of infectious disease and non-communicable diseases, increasing home displacement and conflict and affecting mental health, among others. This background serves to outline the need for a publication on Human and Planetary Health.

The Handbook on Human and Planetary Health will focus on demonstrating how planetary health may be pursued, with an emphasis on humans and on human influences. This which will follow on the success of the "Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education" which is a "living edition" and the "Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals", the world´s largest editorial project on sustainable development ever undertaken.

The Handbook on Human and Planetary Health will focus on:

  1. Outlining which human activities influence or disturb natural systems, including climate change

  2. Describing the health impacts of environmental problems to human health

  3. Illustrating some of the measures which may be deployed to change current trends (e.g. reductions in resource consumption)

  4. Showcasing tested solutions to reduce human influences on planetary health

Other related themes may also be accepted. The publication will be part of the world's leading peer-reviewed book series on matters related to sustainable development: World Sustainability Series. This will be a high-impact, high citations piece. The peer-reviewed nature of the publication means that it officially counts as a publication output for promotion and tenure purposes.

The editorial team is now asking for expressions of interest, with the following details:

  1. Title of the possible contribution

  2. One paragraph describing it

  3. Names and contact details of the authors

The deadline for abstracts is 30th November 2021. Full papers are due by 20th January 2022. This may not work for those starting a paper now, but might be useful to those already working on the topic, and who could produce a manuscript in a short time. Expressions of interest should be sent by the above deadline to: iusdrp@ls.haw-hamburg.de. Further details on submissions and the format to be followed will be discussed with the authors whose outlines have been accepted.

Regards,

The IUSDRP Team

 

The Lancet Planetary Health: Education for Planetary Health Call for Papers

Full Paper Deadline - End of February 2022

Full Text: Call for Papers

In 2022, The Lancet Planetary Health will dedicate an issue to Planetary Health education. With this call for papers, The Lancet Planetary Health is signalling a long-term interest and commitment to publishing research, learning, and practice that broadly addresses education for planetary health, and the societal transformations this requires. 

We welcome a broad spectrum of contributions, but have a particular interest in operational examples that address the why, what, and how of planetary health education and related practice. This collection seeks to profile case examples, specific research on transformational educational initiatives, reviews and viewpoints that contribute to understanding of the design, conduct, evaluation, and success of education, training, and professional development that contribute toward the goal of planetary health. We strongly encourage integrative approaches that respect, include, and prioritise different ways of knowing (eg, Indigenous ways of knowing, diverse perspectives across cultures and contexts), and how this is applied in education and learning processes. The issue will aim to explore a range of examples of ‘what success looks like’ in planetary health education, including different approaches to evaluation and assessment of learning and change, and engagements with a range of learners and life stages (eg, youth, tertiary education, professional development).

Please submit your paper through The Lancet Planetary Health's online manuscript system before the end of February, 2022, and mention in your cover letter that your submission is in response to this call for papers.

Programs/Courses

Climate for Health, Ambassador Training Program 2021 - 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.