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CCCH Team

  • Professor of Epidemiology (Environmental Health Sciences); Faculty Director, Yale Center on Climate Change and Health, Environmental Health Sciences

    Research Interests
    • Brain Neoplasms
    • Epidemiology
    • Glioma
    • HIV Infections
    • Climate Change
    • Global Warming

    Dr. Dubrow has been heavily involved in the educational mission of Yale School of Public Health, as well as in research. Moved by what he sees as the greatest public health challenge in this century, Dr. Dubrow has committed himself to a new direction of education, training, and research on climate change and health. He serves as Faculty Director for The Yale Center on Climate Change and Health (CCCH), which aims to 1) create a cohort of leaders dedicated to addressing climate change and health; 2) establish an educational program on climate change and health for students across the University; 3) catalyze research on climate change and health utilizing Yale’s multidisciplinary expertise to generate innovative interventions and policy prescriptions; and 4) utilize public health science to support legislative, litigative, regulatory, executive, community, and other efforts to mitigate or adapt to climate change and to achieve climate justice. Dr. Dubrow serves on the Advisory Board of Cool Effect, a program that identifies some of the best carbon emission reduction projects in the world and makes it simple for supporters to donate.

    Dr. Dubrow has taught both Principles of Epidemiology I and Principles of Epidemiology II and was chosen by the Classes of 2002, 2007, and 2012 to be Teacher of the Year. He co-Chaired the Yale School of Public Health Accreditation Advisory Committee, which oversaw the School's self-study process leading up to its successful 7-year re-accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health in 2014.

    Historically, Dr. Dubrow's research has focused on cancer, HIV, and their intersection. Most recently, his research has focused on two distinct areas: glioma (the main form of brain cancer) and HIV-related malignancies. He is currently developing a research and public health practice program in the area of climate change and health.

  • Senior Advisor (Dean's Office) and Lecturer in Public Health (Health Policy); Executive Director, Yale Center on Climate Change and Health, Yale School of Public Health; Director, Executive MPH, Yale School of Public Health

    Martin Klein, Ph.D., M.P.H. is the Senior Advisor to the dean of the Yale School of Public Health and Director, Executive MPH, an online degree program. He is also the Executive Director of the Yale Center on Climate Change and Health. He founded and directed InnovateHealth Yale, a program in social impact and entrepreneurship, the first program of its kind at a school of public health. He previously served as the Associate Dean for Development and External Affairs at the Yale School of Public Health, and was responsible for the offices of development, alumni relations, and communications. Martin came to the School from Yale’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences where he was Associate Dean for Student Services and Administrative Operations. Prior to joining Yale, he was the Associate Dean for Primary Care at New York Medical College, where he co-founded and co-led the Center for Primary Care Education and Research. He was an Assistant Professor of Community and Preventive Medicine and taught a variety of topics, including managed care, medical informatics, and physician communication skills. Earlier in his career, Martin held positions with the New York City Mayor’s Office of Management and Budget and the New York City Department of Health. He received his M.P.H. from Yale and his Ph.D. in Sociomedical Sciences from Columbia University. He completed additional training in pedagogy as a Harvard Macy Scholar.

  • Director of Programs

    Dr. Laura Bozzi is Director of Programs for the Yale Center on Climate Change and Health (YCCCH) and a Lecturer in Environmental Health Sciences at the Yale School of Public Health. At YCCCH, she leads the Center's policy and public health practice work in Connecticut, teaches the Clinic in Climate Justice, Law, and Public Health, and is leading development of the new YCCCH Policy Impact Unit. She is actively engaged in Connecticut climate policy development, outreach, and advocacy, including through membership in the Governor’s Council on Climate Change’s Public Health and Safety Working Group. Previously, Dr. Bozzi led the Rhode Island Department of Health Climate Change Program. Over her career, she has worked across the United States -- from Oregon and West Virginia to Washington, DC and Rhode Island – in climate and health, environmental litigation, agriculture and food systems, and fisheries. Laura holds a Ph.D. and M.E.M in Forestry and Environmental Studies and a B.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, from Yale University.


  • Director of Research

    Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Environmental Health)

    Dr. Chen received his Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Engineering in 2016 from Nanjing University in China. During 2014-2015, he served as a Visiting Scholar at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Prior to joining the Yale School of Public Health faculty in July 2019, he was an Alexander von Humboldt Postdoc Fellow at Helmholtz Zentrum München-German Center for Environmental Health.

    Dr. Chen’s research focuses on the intersection of climate change, air pollution, and human health. His work involves applying multidisciplinary approaches in climate and air pollution sciences, exposure assessment, and environmental epidemiology to investigate how climate change may impact human health. Much of this work has been done in China, Europe, and the U.S. 

  • Director of Program on Environmental Sustainability in Health Care

    Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and of Epidemiology (Environmental Health Sciences); Director of Sustainability, Anesthesiology; Affiliated Faculty, Climate Change and Health

    Research Interests
    • Conservation of Natural Resources
    • Drug Contamination
    • Environment Design
    • Environment, Controlled
    • Environmental Pollution
    • Fresh Water
    • Public Health
    • Soil
    • Equipment Reuse
    • Greenhouse Effect
    • Ecosystem
    • Environmental Medicine
    • Carbon Footprint
    • Environmental Policy
    • Patient Harm
    • Chemicals and Drugs
    • Health Care

    Jodi Sherman is Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at Yale School of Medicine, Associate Professor of Epidemiology in Environmental Health Sciences at the Yale School of Public Health where she also serves as the founding director of the Program on Healthcare Environmental Sustainability of the Yale Center for Climate Change and Health. She also serves as the Medical Director of Sustainability for Yale New Haven Health.  Dr. Sherman is an internationally recognized researcher in the emerging field of sustainability in healthcare.  Her research interest is in life cycle assessment (LCA) of environmental emissions, human health impacts, and economic impacts of drugs, devices, clinical care pathways, and health systems. Her work seeks to establish sustainability metrics, paired with health outcomes and costs, to help guide clinical decision-making, professional behaviors, and public policy toward more ecologically sustainable practices to improve the quality, safety and value of clinical care. Dr. Sherman routinely collaborates with environmental engineers, epidemiologists, toxicologists, health economists, health administrators, health professionals, and sustainability professionals. 

  • Program Administrator

    Climate Health Program Administrator

    Mauro Diaz-Hernandez joined the Yale Center on Climate Change and Health after working for Williams College's Maritime Studies Program in admissions, enrollment, and logistics-planning, and Higher Edge, a college access and retention non-profit, assisting first-generation students to and through the college application process and to graduation. As a first-generation student himself, he understands the importance of community building and involvement, and creating support networks for students and activists. He is a volunteer EMT and an active participant in the Climate Reality Leadership Corps, finding ways to engage communities in discussions on climate change and health issues. An MPH candidate at the University of Connecticut, his interests include climate change and health, environmental health, rural health, environmental justice, ecological restoration, regenerative agriculture, food access and security, and finding solutions to food waste issues.