EcoHealth is the brainchild of , Associate Professor at the highly regarded in Madison, Wisconsin, where he directs a university-wide initiative on Global Environmental Health. He also directs a National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored training and research program, that includes a special Certificate on Humans and the Global Environment (CHANGE). He teaches graduate-level courses, for example one entitled "Health Impact Assessment of Global Environmental Change," and is called to lecture at numerous national and international meetings addressing climate, ecological change and health.
Several years ago, following a lecture Dr. Patz gave at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, an audience member from the Gottesman Fund suggested creating a website that would make cutting-edge environmental science accessible to students and teachers. EcoHealth the result of that idea. The site distills Patz' internationally recognized expertise and course materials—along with stacks of scientific research, reports, articles, books, and interviews.
Through EcoHealth's gestation, Dr. Patz, website educator and creative director Marjorie L. Share, and their colleagues have carefully reviewed all material. They continue to monitor and update the site to ensure that it reflects the latest and most accurate scientific information.