Human Health


  • Classes focus on the interaction between human health and the environment, working closely with the Duke Global Health Institute.
  • Faculty research the impacts on human health of environmental issues such as flame retardant chemicals, hydrofracking, and superfund sites.
  • Students work on understanding the effects of these pollutants on human health issues.

People in the Spotlight

Human Health Blogs

E-Cigs and Second-Hand Vaping
Bill Chameides
Mar 11, 2014
Statistically Speaking: A Wasteland of Food
Bill Chameides
Feb 28, 2014

Post-Graduation Careers

Alumni with a focus in Human Health work throughout government and the private sector.

Giving Highlight

Human Health

The links between our environment and our health are complex; understanding and addressing those links requires a uniquely comprehensive approach. See how the Nicholas School and Duke Medical Center are working together to take us from pollution to solution.

Research Spotlight

Farm workers

Superfund at Duke

Early life exposures, later life consequences. Learn more >


Upcoming Events

May 10
Circuit Lot, lower level, Duke West Campus