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Provides students with the opportunity to review the epidemiologic basis for associating selected occupational and environmental exposures with health outcomes and to explore how this science might be used to develop and implement regulation of these exposures. Class sessions are divided between a...
Research Areas: Human Health
School: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Season: Spring
Faculty Host:
Professor: David Wegman, Gregory Wagner
This course will examine methodological issues associated with the design and execution of studies designed to measure environmental exposure to chemical and biological contaminants. The first half of the course will be lecture based, and will address topics such as: study design issues,...
Research Areas: Human Health
School: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Season: Spring
Faculty Host: Gary Adamkiewicz
Professor: Jamie Hart
Human activity is changing the atmosphere and altering terrestrial marine ecosystems on a global scale. Evidence is mounting that these changes may already be having serious effects on human health, and there is growing concern that in coming decades the effects could be catastrophic. This course...
Research Areas: Climate, Human Health
School: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Season: Spring
Faculty Host: Aaron Bernstein
Professor: Jonathan Buonocore
This course is designed to provide the tools and foundations necessary to understand the fate and transport of environmental contaminants in various environmental media and to estimate their impact on human exposure. The course will consider human exposure assessment in the context of risk...
Research Areas: Human Health
School: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Season: Fall
Faculty Host:
Professor: David Macintosh
This course covers applied advanced regression analysis. Its focus is on relaxing classical assumptions in regression analysis to better match what epidemiological data really looks like. Specifically, the course will cover nonlinear exposure-response relationships and repeated measure designs,...
Research Areas: Human Health
School: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Season: Spring
Faculty Host: Joel Schwartz
Professor: Antonella Zanobetti
Introduces the framework of risk assessment, considers its relationship with cost-benefit, decision analysis and other tools for improving environmental decisions. The scientific foundations for risk assessment (epidemiology, toxicology, and exposure assessment) are discussed. The mathematical...
Research Areas: Human Health
School: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Season: Fall
Faculty Host:
Professor: John Evans
An overview of the Earth's energy and material resources, including conventional and unconventional hydrocarbons, nuclear fuels, alternative/renewable energy resources, metals, and other industrial materials. The course emphasizes the geologic and environmental factors that dictate the...
Research Areas: Energy
School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Season: Spring
Faculty Host: John Shaw
Professor:
The course covers climate dynamics and climate variability phenomena and mechanisms, and provides hands-on experience running and analyzing climate models, as well as using dynamical system theory tools. Among the subjects covered: energy balance and greenhouse effect, El Nino, thermohaline...
Research Areas: Climate
School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Season: Spring
Faculty Host: Eli Tziperman
Professor:
An introduction to low temperature biogeochemistry. We will focus on key biogeochemical elements and look to understand the linkages between the biosphere, atmosphere and hydrosphere. The course begins with a description of marine geochemistry (alkalinity and chemical fluxes) and works toward...
Research Areas: Climate
School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Season: Fall
Faculty Host: David T. Johnston
Professor:
This course is an introduction to the understanding of plants from non-managed plant communities to managed living structures. Through field visits, observation, lectures, short design exercises, and readings students will define new notational systems, and translate the associations, structure and...
Research Areas: Architecture and Environmental Design, Ecology and Biodiversity
School: Graduate School of Design
Season: Fall
Faculty Host:
Professor: Matthew Cunningham, Douglas Reed
Fall term, four units, required for both MLA 1 and MLA AP students taking the third LA core-studio. Ecological Principles for Design (Steven Handel). The fundamentals of ecological science are introduced towards investigating, understanding, and shaping landscape structure, function and change....
Research Areas: Ecology and Biodiversity
School: Graduate School of Design
Season: Fall
Faculty Host: Steven N. Handel
Professor: Christopher Matthews
As a scarce and necessary resource for earthly activity, land triggers competition and conflict over its possession, use, development, and preservation. For privately owned land, the market manages much of the competition through its familiar allocative price-setting features. At the same time,...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy, Ecology and Biodiversity
School: Harvard Kennedy School
Season: Fall
Faculty Host: Jerold Kayden
Professor:
This course aims to inspire and enable students to lead effective change toward environmental sustainability in a variety of organizational contexts (education, business, government, nonprofit, church, community). The course explores what change leadership for sustainability is and guides students...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy
School: Harvard Extension School
Season: Fall
Faculty Host: John Spengler
Professor: Leith Sharp
From Mexico to India, San Francisco to Tokyo, natural disasters have shaped both the surface of our planet and the development of civilizations. These catastrophes claim thousands of lives and cause tens of billions of dollars in damage each year, and the impact of natural disasters is only...
Research Areas: Climate
School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Season: Fall
Faculty Host:
Professor: Brendan Meade
Is Earth one of many planets in an inhabited Universe, or is it the result of a low-probability accident? And what does the answer to that question tell us about humans’ relationship to our planet? The aim of this course is to place human beings in a universal and planetary context as we...
Research Areas: Climate
School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Season: Fall
Faculty Host: Charles Langmuir
Professor:
Understanding the dynamics of complex ecological and environmental systems and designing policies to promote their sustainability is a formidable challenge. Both the practitioner and policymaker must be able to evaluate scientific research, recognizing fundamental pitfalls in research design and...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy
School: Harvard Extension School
Season: Fall
Faculty Host:
Professor: Mark Leighton
This course is designed to teach an understanding of the basic principles of water pollution and water pollution issues on local, regional and global scales. The course will begin with a discussion of the basic chemical, physical and biological properties of water and water contaminants. Subsequent...
Research Areas: Human Health
School: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Season: Spring
Faculty Host:
Professor: Ronnie Levin
This is an interdisciplinary graduate-level and advanced undergraduate-level course in which students explore topics in molecular microbiology, microbial diversity, and microbially-mediated geochemistry in depth. This course will be taught by faculty from the Microbial Sciences Initiative. Topics...
Research Areas: Ecology and Biodiversity
School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Season: Spring
Faculty Host:
Professor: Michael Gilmore
Energy is the lifeblood of economic activity, and there is little prospect of this changing. However, the planet’s stores of easily accessed fossil fuels are limited, and the climatological cost of continuing to rely on fossil fuels is high. This course examines the long run and short run prospects...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy, Energy
School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Season: Spring
Faculty Host: George Baker
Professor:
This course is the second of a two-module sequence in Building Technology (6121, 6122) and constitutes part of the core curriculum in architecture. The objective of the course is to continue the study of environmental considerations in architectural design.The course will cover building systems and...
Research Areas: Architecture and Environmental Design, Energy
School: Graduate School of Design
Season: Fall
Faculty Host: Holly Samuelson
Professor:
A combined introduction to geophysics and planetary sciences. This course serves as a bridge between introductory Earth science course EPS 10 and higher level geophysics and planetary sciences courses in EPS. We will cover topics widely applicable to the physics of rocky planets, including plate...
Research Areas: Climate
School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Season: Fall
Faculty Host: Jerry X. Mitrovica
Professor:
This course provides a set of tools and skills to identify, evaluate, and improve the sustainability of supply chain operations. It enables students to understand core concepts of industrial and commercial activities so that they are able to design sustainable manufacturing and service operations....
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy
School: Harvard Extension School
Season: Fall
Faculty Host:
Professor: Ramon Sanchez
This course examines the application of epidemiologic methods to environmental and occupational health problems. Objectives are to review methods used in evaluating the health effects of physical and chemical agents in the environment, to review the available evidence on the health effects of such...
Research Areas: Human Health
School: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Season: Spring
Faculty Host: Marc Weisskopf
Professor: Tamara James-Todd
This course offers a comprehensive overview of gaseous and particulate air pollutants. It will emphasize pollutant sources, physical and chemical properties, sampling and analysis, chemical transformation, atmospheric transport, fate, and potential for adverse health and environmental impacts. It...
Research Areas: Climate, Human Health
School: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Season: Spring
Faculty Host: Petros Koutrakis
Professor: Steven Hanna
Epigenetics is a fast changing field, with increasing applicability in toxicology, epidemiology, population, and environmental studies. Epigenetic changes are reversible, responsive to environmental influences, and can have downstream effects as profound as those exerted by DNA mutations. The...
Research Areas: Human Health
School: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Season: Spring
Faculty Host:
Professor: Bernardo Lemos
The connection between health, well-being, and place is a complex one with many dimensions. This class focuses on four topics that will be important in coming decades: a place, suburbia; a population, older people; a method, neighborhood health assessment; and an implementation strategy, multi-...
Research Areas: Architecture and Environmental Design, Human Health
School: Graduate School of Design
Season: Fall
Faculty Host: Ann Forsyth
Professor:
This seminar will present an overview of topics in food law and policy, and will examine how these laws shape what we eat. In recent years, increasing attention has been paid to a range of issues impacting the food system from farm to fork to landfill. In the past few years, major news stories have...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy, Food, Agriculture and Nutrition
School: Harvard Law School
Season: Spring, Fall
Faculty Host:
Professor: Emily Michele Broad Leib, Nicole Negowetti
Fishes inhabit diverse aquatic environments including deep seas, intertidal zones, coral reefs, polar waters, the vast Amazonian basin, and great East African lakes. A single fish species may occupy diverse environments through extraordinary long distance horizontal and vertical migrations. To...
Research Areas: Ecology and Biodiversity
School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Season: Spring
Faculty Host:
Professor: George Lauder
In the face of failures and dysfunction at the national level, there is growing excitement about the welfare- and democracy-enhancing potential of cities. Yet, not all cities are able to realize their promise as engines of economic growth and human development. Why some fail, while others succeed...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy
School: Harvard Kennedy School
Season: Spring
Faculty Host: Quinton Mayne
Professor:
This seminar introduces students to the major contributions of the field of science and technology studies (STS) to the analysis of politics and policymaking in democratic societies. The objective is to expand students' understanding of the ways in which science and technology participate in the...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy, Social Sciences
School: Harvard Kennedy School
Season: Fall
Faculty Host: Sheila Jasanoff
Professor:
This course helps develop the skills to design, fund, and implement renewable energy projects in the United States and around the world. It is aimed at anyone who would like to understand the relationship between energy and the environment, but is particularly helpful for energy developers and...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy, Energy
School: Harvard Extension School
Season: Spring
Faculty Host:
Professor: Ramon Sanchez
The course provides each participant with a guided immersion in the processes of heuristic question formulation, objective research design, and implementation. Included are hypothesis testing, data collection and analysis, writing, revision, and final dissemination. Individual meetings of each...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy
School: Harvard Extension School
Season: Spring
Faculty Host:
Professor: Richard Wetzler
Overview of Occupational and Environmental Medicine including: the diagnosis and management of illnesses following exposure to specific workplace substances, environmental and community hazards, such as asbestos, lead, organic solvents, and vibration; methods of diagnosis of early organ system...
Research Areas: Human Health
School: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Season: Spring
Faculty Host:
Professor: Stefanos Kales, David Rainey
Explores contemporary understandings and practical implications of the idea of sustainable development. Investigates the meanings and measures that different groups have given to "sustainable development;" scientific understanding of the complex social-environmental systems we seek to develop...
Research Areas: Business, Law and Policy, Social Sciences
School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Season: Spring
Faculty Host: William C. Clark
Professor: Michaela Thompson, Alicia Harley
Principles governing energy generation and interconversion. Current and projected world energy use. Selected important current and anticipated future technologies for energy generation, interconversion, storage, and end usage. Note: This course must be taken Sat/Unsat. Cannot be used for SEAS...
Research Areas: Energy
School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Season: Spring
Faculty Host: Michael J. Aziz
Professor:
Introduction to the mechanics of fluids and solids, organized around earth and environmental phenomena. Conservation laws, stress, deformation and flow. Inviscid fluids and ocean gravity waves; Coriolis dominated large scale flows. Viscosity and groundwater seepage; convective cells; boundary...
Research Areas: Climate
School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Season: Fall
Faculty Host: James Rice
Professor:

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