Scientists in the Keck School of Medicine of USC’s Department of Population and Public Health Sciences are stepping up to evaluate climate change’s impact on human health — particularly for communities already enduring disparities — and devise ways to reverse course. Within the last few years, a cadre of four faculty members concerned with the detriments of air pollution have expanded their research to encompass climate change.

In honor of Earth Day, coming up on April 22, these researchers recently discussed why and how they do what they do, what their studies are beginning to find and what citizens, governments and organizations can do to mitigate the climate crisis and safeguard human health. 

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