Division of International Health

The Division of International Health serves as a resource to facilitate the interaction between researchers at the Department of Environmental Medicine and Climate Science and leaders in science and medicine around the world.

Luz Claudio, PhD has led the Division since 2014 and has developed sustainable, long-term, and mutually-beneficial bilateral collaborations with many international partners. She and her team train postdoctoral fellows and visiting professors from overseas, and deploy American students to various research sites around the globe.


The Division of International Health strives to connect and engage faculty in international collaborations that advance environmental medicine and climate science among all communities, without limitation from institutional or geographic boundaries.

Improving Health Worldwide

We seek to develop and facilitate bi-directional collaboration between members of the department and researchers in other countries. This goal is founded on the principle that discoveries in environmental medicine and climate science must be shared among scientists, students, and communities with similar interests, regardless of their geographic locations, in order to improve health everywhere in the world.

Since 2004, the Division of International Health has established collaborations with the following educational institutions worldwide including:

  • Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Fundación Huésped, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • H. A. Barcelo Foundation University Institute of Health Sciences, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Mahidol University and Chulabhorn Research Institute, Bangkok, Thailand
  • National Institute for Social Security, Mexico City, Mexico
  • National Institute of Public Health, Cuernavaca, Mexico
  • Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Pediatric Environmental Specialty Unit, Murcia, Spain
  • Regional Institute on Toxic Substances, National University, Costa Rica
  • Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
  • University of Brescia, Italy
  • University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • University of Chile, Santiago, Chile

We also train junior- to mid-career scientists and physicians from other countries in environmental and occupational medicine and climate science. We have a number of postdoctoral fellows and visiting faculty from Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Spain, South Africa, Ireland, and Thailand engaging in collaborative research projects of six months or longer.

For opportunities for US students and scholars, please click here

For opportunities for scholars from outside the US, please click here