PBH 655 Environmental Health Policy

This course critically examines environmental health policy. This will include an introduction to risk assessment, an understanding of the tools used to assess environmental hazards and a discussion of how these hazards are communicated to policymakers and the public. There will be considerable focus on the process of developing environmental health policy in the United States. Students will explore the history of environmental health in the United States including landmark cases in environmental health. Students will examine key concepts such as advocacy and social justice. Students will evaluate case studies and historical scenarios in environmental health.