Courses Taught by Olivier Jolliet

EHS540: Sustainability and Environmental Health

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Jolliet, Olivier Batterman, Stuart
  • Not offered 2019-2020
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Advisory Prerequisites: Quantitative college level course (physics, chemistry, or calculus),Quantitative college level course (physics, chemistry, or calculus)
  • Description: This course links environmental health and sustainability issues with the goal of developing sustainable strategies. It addresses environmental health determinants, underlying drivers and stressors, environmental metrics, exposures and impacts, assessment tools, and sustainable solutions. These concepts are applied to sustainable and healthy cities, transportation, food, energy, and consumer product systems.
  • Learning Objectives: *This course contributes in particular to the following undergraduate competencies and program domains: a) Science of Exposure and Human Health: it explains the underlying sciences and relationship between sustainable consumption and human health, proposing environmental metrics, exposure and impact assessment tools, and addressing opportunities for preventing impacts and protecting health across the life course. b) Determinants of Health: This course describes the underlying drivers and stressors, as well as the environmental health and nutritional determinant factors that impact human health status. c) Problem Solving: Student will develop and apply problem-solving skills to develop sustainable solutions applicable to sustainable and healthy cities, transportation, food, energy, and consumer product systems.
  • This course is cross-listed with PUBHLTH 440 in the SPH undergraduate program department.
Concentration Competencies that EHS540 Allows Assessment On
Department Program Degree Competency Specific course(s) that allow assessment
EHS Environmental Quality, Sustainability, and Health MPH Design and evaluate interventions based on sustainability sciences to minimize adverse consequences on society and environment EHS540

EHS604: Integrated Approaches in Environmental Health

  • Graduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 2 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Jolliet, Olivier
  • 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
  • Fall term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Jolliet, Olivier
  • Prerequisites: None
  • This course is Both Residential and Online MPH
  • 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
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Jolliet, Olivier
  • 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.

PUBHLTH340: Sustainability and Environmental Health

  • Undergraduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Batterman, Stuart Jolliet, Olivier
  • Not offered 2019-2020
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Advisory Prerequisites: Quantitative college level course (physics, chemistry, or calculus),Quantitative college level course (physics, chemistry, or calculus)
  • Description: This course links environmental health and sustainability issues with the goal of developing sustainable strategies. It addresses environmental health determinants, underlying drivers and stressors, environmental metrics, exposures and impacts, assessment tools, and sustainable solutions. These concepts are applied to sustainable and healthy cities, transportation, food, energy, and consumer product systems.
  • Learning Objectives: *This course contributes in particular to the following undergraduate competencies and program domains: a) Science of Exposure and Human Health: it explains the underlying sciences and relationship between sustainable consumption and human health, proposing environmental metrics, exposure and impact assessment tools, and addressing opportunities for preventing impacts and protecting health across the life course. b) Determinants of Health: This course describes the underlying drivers and stressors, as well as the environmental health and nutritional determinant factors that impact human health status. c) Problem Solving: Student will develop and apply problem-solving skills to develop sustainable solutions applicable to sustainable and healthy cities, transportation, food, energy, and consumer product systems.