Spring 2024
EH 525
January 22 - March 8
Monday, 8:00am - 11:15am
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Environmental Justice: Concepts and Practice


The purpose of this course is to introduce the topic of environmental justice as it relates to public health. It has been developed to be accessible to a broad audience including those with backgrounds in environmental health, epidemiology, basic sciences, social and behavioral sciences, and health policy. Topics will include fundamental principles and frameworks, social and biological mechanisms underlying environmental health disparities; methods for assessing and measuring the disproportionate burden of harmful environmental effects borne by some communities as a consequence (of racism and other forms of) discrimination; the practice of environmental justice as a framework for guiding the approach to reducing environmental health disparities; and strategies for effective community-based participatory research; development of action-oriented research strategies to lessen environmental health disparities; and translation of research findings for the purpose of science communication and implementation. The course format will include discussions of case studies and guest lectures from leading figures in the field

Environmental Health
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
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Public Health & Medicine
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