Course Outline: Built Environment and Health


Course Outline: Built Environment and Health
EHS 411: Environmental Health Sciences Seminar Series
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Spring 2015
Course information:
Time: Thursdays 12:00pm-12:50PM
Location: 43-105A CHS in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Units: 2
Michael Jerrett,PhD
Professor and Chair
Environmental Health Sciences
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health,
650 Charles E Young Drive, 56-07B CHS
Los Angeles, California 90095-1772
[email protected]
Course Description:
Each Thursday, an invited UCLA faculty member, student, postdoctoral fellow or external guest speaker provides a 50
minute lecture to introduce students to the various fields, careers and issues of environmental health.
Learning Objectives/ ASPH Competencies:
By attending this seminar series, students will be able to:
Learning Objectives
Identify important current and
emerging environmental health issues
and topics.
Define potential educational and
career goals in the field of
environmental health.
Demonstrate how principles in
environmental health are applied in
real life situations and problems.
ASPH Competencies
B4. Specify current environmental risk assessment
C5. Comprehend basic ethical and legal principles
pertaining to the collection, maintenance, use and
dissemination of epidemiological data.
H3. Articulate an achievable mission, set of core values
and vision.
H4. Engage in dialogue and learning from others to
advance public health goals.
D3. Describe methods of ensuring community health
safety preparedness.
E6. Describe the role of social and community factors in
both the onset and solution of public health problems.
G9. Cite examples of situations where consideration of
culture-specific needs resulted in a more effective
modification or adaptation of a health intervention.
Course Grading:
Grading (Pass/No Pass) is based on attendance and class participation. Students are allowed 2 excused absences. If the
student is over the allotted number of absences, he/she must complete a makeup assignment for each absence
thereafter. Please make sure to contact Nancy M. Gonzalez at [email protected] after missing more than two
seminars in order to obtain a make-up assignment.
Seminar Schedule/Topics:
April 02, 2015
Nurit Katz,
Chief Sustainability Officer, Executive Officer, Facilities Management
“Sustainability at UCLA: A living laboratory for innovation.”
April 09, 2015
Michael Jerrett, PhD
Professor and Chair of EHS, Director of COEH
“Comparing the Health Effects of Ambient Particulate Matter Estimated using Groundbased versus Remote Sensing Exposure Estimates”
April 16, 2015
Molecular Toxicology Guest Speaker
April 23, 2015
Casandra Rauser, PhD
Director, Sustainable LA Grand Challenge
“UCLA’s Premier Grand Challenge: Sustainable LA, Thriving in a hotter Los Angeles”
April 30, 2015
Molecular Toxicology Guest Speaker
May 07, 2015
Eon Lee, PhD, MSc, BEng
Postdoctoral Fellow, Yifang Zhu Laboratory
“School Bus Cabin Air Quality and Children’s Exposure,”
May 14, 2015
Michelle Romero,
PhD student, EHS
“Need for an integrative framework to assess the environmental impacts of Engineered
Nanomaterials (ENMSs)”
May 21, 2015
Molecular Toxicology Guest Speaker
May 28, 2015
Scott Fruin, D.Env
Assistant Professor in Preventative Medicine, USC Keck School of Medicine
“Large Areas of Elevated Particle Number Concentrations downwind of LAX Airport: The
Underappreciated Impact of Landing Jets.”
June 04, 2015
Curtis Eckhert, PhD,
Professor, EHS