At Johns Hopkins University, a team of world-renowned scientists, engineers, and experts in public health, business and policy launched E²SHI in 2010 – the Environment, Energy, Sustainability and Health Institute. E²SHI (pronounced eh-shee) is an interdisciplinary research and educational initiative that seeks to pinpoint the causes and health consequences of environmental change and to develop solutions. E²SHI fosters technologies and policies to promote sustainability and health, while educating the next generation of leaders to protect and restore our environment into the future.
E²SHI is committed to sharing and implementing its findings through:
- Advancing interdisciplinary scholarship by building teams of engineers, public health experts, and physical and social scientists who understand – and can develop solutions to – environmental and energy challenges.
- Providing the best scientific evidence to policy makers and managers in order to improve the effectiveness of environmental policies and investments and lower their cost.
- Developing interdisciplinary approaches to education that will equip a new generation of engineers, natural and social scientists, and clinicians with the tools and knowledge they need to solve these global problems.