EMORY CLIMATE & HEALTH RESEARCH INCUBATOR

Fostering climate and health research to improve our response to
climate change

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GOALS & APPROACH

The primary goal of the Emory Climate and Heath Research Incubator is to identify and pursue climate and health research projects that can have a significant impact on society. We are doing that by:

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STRENGTHENING THE RESEARCH COMMUNITY

Emory has tremendous talent across the university working on climate and health research. We aim to strengthen this community so we can do even more together.

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PROVIDING SUPPORT TO OUR COMMUNITY

Research partners will be supported through a listserv, regular meetings, curated information about funding opportunities and targeted technical assistance.

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DEEPENING RELATIONSHIPS WITH PARTNERS

Our collaborators in Atlanta, the "public health capital of the world," and across the globe are essential to our efforts to make a difference on climate and health research.

 

PROJECTS

Systematic review

of climate

impacts on

toxic chemical exposures

Matt Gribble

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This funding supported a systematic search and scoping review of climate change and chemical exposures. This database search strategy looked for publications that included climate, chemical and exposure pathway terms in human populations.

Personal heat and humidity exposure among HAPIN participants

in India

Ajay Pillarisetti and

Noah Scovronick

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This study aims to leverage collected data from the Household Air Pollution Intervention Network (HAPIN)  trial, a multi-country (India, Rwanda, Guatemala, Peru) clean stove and fuel intervention study focusing on the impact of reduced household air pollution on health endpoints including birthweight and blood pressure.

Wildfire smoke exposure and incident stroke among older

adults

Liuhua Shi

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Increasing extreme weather has intensified the frequency, severity, and duration of wildfire events over the last several decades. This study aims to investigate associations between long-term exposure to wildfire smoke PM 2.5 and stroke among the Medicare population in California.

Climate change

and NTD's in

immigrants in Atlanta and countries of origin

Jessica Fairley,

Uriel Kitron, and

Becca Philipsborn

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Migration of populations from Central and South America and the Caribbean to the United States has been increasing over the past few decades for a variety of reasons including conflict, economic stress and climate change. In order to better understand the role of climate change in decisions to immigrate to Georgia, our team will conduct a survey with an immigrant patient population at an Atlanta clinic.

 
 

PEOPLE

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Director

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Associate Director

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Post Doc Research Fellow

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Project Manager

Dana Barr - RSPH GDEH

Sarah Bartlett - RSPH Administration

Erik Brownsword - SOM Administration

Emily Burchfield - ENVS 

Bethany Caruso - RSPH GH

Mike Caudle - RSPH GDEH

Howard Chang - RSPH BIOS

Roxana Chicas - SON

Tom Clasen - RSPH GDEH

Solveig Cunningham - RSPH GH

Ani Deshpande - RSPH EPI

Stefanie Ebelt - RSPH GDEH

Christine Ekenga - RSPH GDEH

Jessica Fairley - SOM 

Matthew Freeman - RSPH GDEH

Lance Gunderson - ECAS ENVS

Saria Hassan - SOM 

Sydney Hubbard - RSPH GDEH

Zhihao Jin - RSPH GDEH

Uriel Kitron - ECAS ENVS

Morgan Lane - SOM Administration

Brooke Lappe - RSPH GDEH

Tim Lash - RSPH EPI

Donghai Liang - RSPH GDEH

Valerie Mac - SON 

Talea Mayo - ECAS Mathematics

Sarahna Moyd - RSPH GDEH

Hemali Oza - RSPH GDEH

Becca Philipsborn - SOM Pediatrics

Eri Saikawa - ECAS ENVS

Liuhua Shi - RSPH GDEH

Debjani Sihi - ENVS 

Sheela Sinharoy - RSPH GH

Tamara Spikes - RSPH GDEH

Kyle Steenland - RSPH GDEH

Lisa Thompson - SON

Gonzalo Vazquez-Prokopec - ENVS

Lance Waller - RSPH BIOS

Jackie Wang - RSPH GH

Cynthia Whitney - RSPH HPM

Yuzhi Xi - RSPH GDEH

To learn more, click on individual names for links to academic profiles.

MEET OUR NETWORK

Many thanks to the Emory Office of Sustainability Initiatives (Emory OSI) for their support in the project Emory Climate Stories. If you have any questions please contact the project PI Yun Hang.

 
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The Emory Climate and Health Research Incubator is an initiative of Climate@Emory, a university-wide effort at Emory University to advance climate change scholarship, teaching, partnership, and engagement at Emory and beyond.