Environment

Environmental Factors and Human Health

A Chancellor’s Science Scholar is researching the intersection between the environment and human health.

Ashleigh Henry

A Chancellor’s Science Scholar is researching the intersection between the environment and human health.

Ashleigh Henry ’22 had varying aspirations and career goals when she was younger — but the underlying theme was always science.

Now a Chancellor’s Science Scholar majoring in environmental health sciences within the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, Henry’s love for science is stronger than ever. Specifically, she has become especially interested in the ways in which environmental changes affecting health could be applied to human health.

“Last semester [fall 2020], I was able to take an introduction to environmental health, and I found it to be a great interdisciplinary field that incorporated both my environmental science and medical interests,” said Henry. “The genuine excitement I feel when researching these topics continues to be unmatched by any other major.”

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