Courses Taught by Olivier Jolliet

EHS604: Integrated Approaches in Environmental Health

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Fall term(s) for residential students;
  • 2 Credit Hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Jolliet, Olivier Charles, Simone (Residential);
  • Offered Every year
  • Last offered Fall 2019
  • Prerequisites: Grad Status
  • Advisory Prerequisites: Completion of approved internship, research or practical experience
  • Description: This project-oriented course provides the student the opportunity to integrate academic principles, practical skills and concepts in environmental health related to a real-world environmental health problem. This course provides an integrated experience in EHS approaches, combining expertise and knowledge in environmental quality, industrial hygiene, exposure, toxicology into an integrated project.
  • Learning Objectives: 1. To provide useful insights and solutions to a real problem in Environmental Health Science: explore the ability to use data and models to provide scientific insights to this problem. 2. To develop interdisciplinary and integrative skills by interacting with students from other specializations on a common project. 3. To learn to select and apply tools/methods/models and empirical approaches to understand and assess exposure. 4. To learn to apply basics of risks assessment, integrating exposure and toxicological sciences. 5. To understand how to assess chemical alternatives and how chemicals are managed worldwide and what policy instruments are used for it.
Concentration Competencies that EHS604 Allows Assessment On
Department Program Degree Competency Specific course(s) that allow assessment
EHS Environmental Health Sciences MPH Communicate environmental and occupational health findings in writing at a level consistent with peer-reviewed journals, including descriptions of design, results, and interpretation EHS604

EHS672: Healthy and Sustainable Foods and Products- Life Cycle Assessment

  • Graduate level
  • Residential and Online MPH and Online MS
  • This is a second year course for Online students
  • Fall term(s) for residential students; Fall term(s) term for online MPH students; Fall term(s) term for online MS students.
  • 3 Credit Hour(s) for residential students; 3 Credit Hour(s) for online MPH students for residential students; 3 Credit Hour(s) for online MS students
  • Instructor(s): Jolliet, Olivier (Residential); Jolliet, Olivier (Online MPH); Jolliet, Olivier (Online MS);
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Description: This course describes how consumption, products and foods affect impacts on health and environment. After addressing the major health determinants, we assess diets nutritional and sustainable performances. We use LCA to analyze the environmental impact of products, with focus on chemicals in consumer products, discussing the path towards sustainable consumption.
  • Learning Objectives: 1. To identify the key factors impacting health and the environment, including the roles played by products. 2. To assess and compare the nutritional and sustainable performances of foods, accounting for both the consumer health and the environment. 3. To provide tools and practice opportunities for Environmental Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) to assess the environmental impact of products and systems over the whole product life cycle 4. To set the fundamentals for comparative risks of chemicals in consumer products. 5. To adequately relate risk and impacts on human health to consumption and production, from single products to sustainable consumption.

EHS674: Environmental and Health Risk Modeling

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Winter term(s) for residential students;
  • 3 Credit Hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Jolliet, Olivier (Residential);
  • Prerequisites: Good knowledge in calculus
  • Advisory Prerequisites: Principles of risk assessment
  • Description: EHS 674 uses a hands-on approach to experiment and interpret modeling techniques applied to environmental health assessment. It first addresses steady-state multi-media modeling, exposure modeling, dermal uptake and pharmacokinetic modeling. It then expands the theory to dynamic modeling and Monte-Carlo approaches applied to probalistic risk assessment.