Global Health Studies; Environmental Science
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Caryl Waggett: Using Lead in the Environment in ES 415: Environmental Health, at Allegheny College part of Lead in the Environment
Investigation and analysis of current human health impacts related to environmental issues. Students study the ecological, physiological, and social underpinnings of case studies, evaluate causal and correlative associations using key epidemiological tools, design and assess control and mitigation efforts, and develop a response to a local or regional environmental health issue. Students also interpret and conduct risk assessments to prioritize various issues and to evaluate the severity of impacts on specific populations, examining how environmental issues often place disproportionate health burdens on disenfranchised communities and individuals. Includes laboratory component.