Environment & Public Health

As our environment and global communities change, human health and well-being faces new challenges. Arizona Environment identifies and explores solutions to the complex issues that span public health and the environment.

Arizona Environment researchers investigate more than just climate change’s effects on the planet; we zero in on the effects on humans and human health. We tackle major public health issues such as heat waves and water and food contamination as they relate to a changing climate. Our researchers track climate change impacts on the spread of mosquitoes and vector-borne diseases, allergens, airborne pathogens, air quality and asthma, mental health and illnesses related to heat. Whether contaminants or diseases are in the air, soil or water, our environmental and public health scientists are finding solutions here at UArizona.