Environmental Health in The Eastern Mediterranean Region
This winter session travel course will introduce students to the intersections of climate change, air quality and health for populations in the Eastern Mediterranean region. Students will apply epidemiological tools to examine environmental exposures and health vulnerabilities that are unique to this region. The course will be in collaboration with academic institutions of the region such as the University of Nicosia and University of Cyprus. Students will travel to Cyprus to participate in in-person workshops and field trips, present findings and engage in case-based discussions with local professionals and researchers from the Eastern Mediterranean region who are experts in wildfires, earthquakes, heat, and dust storms.This course is based on field participation and final project presentation. Eligible Masters students may conduct further independent studies towards using the final project as their thesis. Students will be paired with one mentos from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and mentors from the local Universities as they write papers of publishable quality.This course is offered for eligible EH Masters students in the Cyprus Internship Program.
Course Requirements: Class is restricted to Environmental Health Master of Science students.