Paula Schenck

Director Indoor Environments and Health Programs

Clinical Instructor Community Medicine and Health Care, University of Connecticut Health Center | Expertise: climate change and public health, green/sustainable building, environmental health problem-solving


Paula Schenck, MPH, an environmental specialist and Assistant Director of the Center for Indoor Environments and Health is course director for workshops the Center offers to clinicians and public health professionals on mold and moisture exposure. She has consulted widely to government and industry on issues involving environmental awareness, regulatory compliance, public health and disease prevention. Professional activities include work on environmental public health tracking, climate change and health, criteria for green/sustainable buildings that support occupant health and environmental problem-solving for school districts and institutions. She teaches regularly on environmental health and air quality in the Masters of Public Health program, and is a seminar leader on asthma and environment at the University of CT School of Medicine. She is part of Connecticut’s Asthma Planning task force and was an invited member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering Committee on Indoor Air Quality in Connecticut Schools. She participates as faculty at the EPA’s National Tools for Schools Symposium.

CIRCA Project(s): Coastal Green Infrastructure Resilience Planning: Scoping of Dredge Material Islands and Wetlands for Resiliency Projects along CT Shoreline in Fairfield and New Haven Counties