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School of Public Health News June 08, 2023

Matthew standing outside on a snowy day, with quote: "The Ocean brings fresh air, regulates the climate, feeds us, and inspires us."

Matthew Gribble, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Epidemiology in the UAB School of Public Health, is one of the editors and a contributing author on a new textbook Oceans and Human Health: Opportunities and Impacts, Second Edition.

The book explores the interconnected and complex relationship between the health of both the oceans and humans. It examines the many invaluable ecosystem services offered by oceans, as well as the global pollution and harm created by humans, and explores the associated risks and benefits to human health. The book features international and interdisciplinary perspectives on the resources available to address both these benefits and risks, including enhanced research, policy, and community engagement.

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