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Climate change, food security, and indigenous health in the Arctic

November 15, 2022

In a podcast sponsored by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Yale School of Public Health doctoral candidate Sappho Gilbert discusses her NIEHS-funded project to better understand how climate change and other environmental factors are altering food security and nutrition among Inuit communities in the Canadian Arctic.

You can listen to the podcast here.

Gilbert is a pre-doctoral fellow at the Yale Center on Climate Change and Health in addition to being a doctoral candidate in the YSPH Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology. Her research interests include mental wellness, community health, food security, nutrition, and climate change in the Arctic. Through her work in these areas, she aims to also address salient issues of humanitarian health, human rights, indigenous rights, and ethics. Sappho earned her Master’s in Public Health from Dartmouth College and graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in biology with a minor in political science.

Submitted by Colin Poitras on November 16, 2022