In 2009, Arizona State University appointed Nobel Prize winner Dr. Leland "Lee" H. Hartwell to lead an expansive effort addressing two of today's top concerns: improving the effectiveness of healthcare while reducing its costs, and advancing science education. Hartwell is the first Nobel Prize recipient in physiology or medicine to serve a faculty appointment at an Arizona university.

Hartwell has several academic appointments at ASU: in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College and in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, specifically in the School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering. He also serves as a Distinguished Sustainability Scientist in ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability.

Under the leadership of Dr. Hartwell and Dr. Michael Birt, the Center for Sustainable Health is committed to education and training the workforce of the future and has developed the following educational programs and courses:

Sustainability Science for Teachers (SSfT)

Interdisciplinary Approaches for Innovating in Healthcare Technologies

21st Century Learning