The department promotes healthy and sustainable communities locally and around the world. For example, the location—even the design—of places where we live, work, and play can affect physical and mental health. It can also be a source of inequity. We are investigating how certain communities are more vulnerable to environmental exposures. We study policies and interventions that could be most effective. We partner with those in other disciplines, and with communities and local organizations. Together we work toward a shared goal: sustainable communities.
For more information on the aspects of sustainable communities our department investigates, visit the following pages: