As part of the Provost's PhD Initiative, a new universitywide doctoral-level course called Interdisciplinary Research Practice in Sustainability and Health is being introduced this fall.
Open to all Johns Hopkins PhD students, the course will involve faculty from the schools of Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Public Health, and the Carey Business School. No prior knowledge of sustainability or health is required.
Officials say that as environmental sustainability and public health issues become increasingly complex, new, innovative, and interdisciplinary approaches to seeking solutions to these problems become essential.
The purpose of this course is to prepare doctoral students for a research career in which they can effectively address these complex issues in an increasingly competitive funding environment.
Students can enroll in the class as a stand-alone course, which is expected to serve as the academic cornerstone for the proposed Sustainability and Health Interdisciplinary Doctoral Training Program now under development.
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