Summary Description: Grant Funded:The Climate and Health Program at Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health seeks one or more Postdoctoral Research Fellows for two-year appointments starting in summer/fall 2016. The Climate and Health Program's mission is to foster innovative scholarship on the human health dimensions of climate change effects and vulnerabilities and to improve understanding of and develop strategies for maximizing the health benefits of efforts to mitigate climate change. Current research examines: effects of air pollution on health in developing cities in China, India and Africa; the health benefits of coordinated air quality and greenhouse gas mitigation policies scenarios; links between climate and pollen and allergic diseases, like asthma; heat and cold related morbidity and mortality in a changing climate; infectious disease outbreaks, and the modeling and prediction of infectious disease; and health effects of household biomass combustion for cooking in developing countries, a major contributor to greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming. We welcome new postdocs with interests in these areas, or in other areas in which climate may plan an important role in the health of populations.
Minimum Qualifications: This position is supported by a National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences training grant and is limited to applicants who are US citizens or permanent residents. Information about the Climate and Health Program and the Department of Environmental Health Sciences is available at chp.columbia.edu and https://www.mailman.columbia.edu/become-student/departments/environmental-health-sciences, respectively. Applicants are encouraged to contact potential faculty advisors of interest and to include a list of their names in the application.
Preferred Qualifications: Public health experience.
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