There are Four Arms to the Institute

  • Education (Click to learn more)

  • Research (See below to learn more)

  • Student Projects (See below to learn more)

  • Policy

 

Research Projects

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Andrea Holmes, PhD

Professor of Chemistry-Doane University

Principal investigator of the Center of Undergraduate Research in Biofilms (CURB). Within CURB, I have two major research interests; 1.) Bioremediation of polluted water, 2.) Surface chemistry for biofilm inhibition.

 

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Amanda McKinney, M.D.

Executive Director IHPH

Case study: Reducing Food Waste Footprint in a University Setting

Case study: A Planetary Health Approach to Address the Rising Incidence of MAP-related Type I Diabetes

Case study: Bioremediation of Problematic Pesticides using Naturally Occurring Biofilms in Agriculturally Heavy Areas

 

 

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Hunter Kleinschmidt

Case study: Bioremediation of Problematic Pesticides using Naturally Occurring Biofilms in Agriculturally Heavy Areas

 

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Jared Foote

Case study: Reducing Food Waste Footprint in a Universtiy Setting

 

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Morgan Langmack

Students 

The Human and Planetary Health Society is the student group associated with the Institue.

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Student Projects and Campus Initiatives:

  • Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign- HPHS is working to encourage the University administration and Board of Trustees to divest all current and future investments from the fossil fuel industry
  • Food Waste Initiative- Doane University throws away over 900 pounds of food each week from the campus cafeteria. Doane engineering students built a "proof of concept" biodigester that can be used to anaerobically break down the food waste and capture the methane, using it to displace fossil gas use on campus.
  • Single Use Item Initiative- HPHS is working to eliminate all single-use items on campus. They started with distribution of coffee cups to use at Lakeside Coffee House
  • Permaculture Project- At the most recent IHPH Symposium, a permaculture workshop was held. HPHS students lobbied for use of a piece of ground on campus as a site for a new permaculture project which was designed at the workshop and will be implemented by students over the coming semesters.