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

Searching for Sustainable Socks
Erika Zambello
Feb 12, 2015
12 Apps from Conservation and Development
Emma Kelley
Feb 05, 2015

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.

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Research Spotlight

Farm workers

Superfund at Duke

Early life exposures, later life consequences. Learn more >