Sarah Strauss

PhD Anthropology University of Pennsylvania 1997
MPH Community Health San Jose State University 1987
AB Comparative Religion Dartmouth College 1984
Expert Bio

Professor Strauss offers a wide array of expertise in health-related aspects of human interaction with the environment. She has studied climate change and sustainability issues focusing on perception and behavior related to understandings of environmental hazards and risks, as well as how we produce, manage, and consume food, energy, and water resources. She is also researching climate change and the built environment with colleagues in civil engineering, business, and political science, and has helped develop an academic degree program on climate change.

NBC Boston
New Graduate Degree from WPI Aims to Help Combat Climate Change

NBC10 interviewed Sarah Strauss, professor, integrative and global studies, for its report on WPI’s new master of science program in Community Climate Adaptation. “We wanted to use the existing infrastructure and extend it to the master’s level to create an interdisciplinary with the specific goal of helping communities adapt to the impacts of climate change,” Strauss said

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