As the Earth’s climate changes, factors that directly impact human health shift as well. Globally and locally critical issues like the spread of disease, water scarcity and nutrition are intimately related to the changing climate, making it essential for researchers studying human health to be fully engaged in inquiries and policy deliberations related to climate impacts.
University of Colorado thought leaders see the opportunity to bring together two world-class research tracks to better understand and plan for impacts likely to result from the changing climate. The Climate Change and Health Symposium is one of the CU System’s first forays into this shared space in search of synergies across universities, disciplines and departments.
2018 CU Climate & Health Research Summit
Globally and locally, critical issues like the spread of disease, water scarcity and nutrition are intimately related to the changing climate, making it essential for researchers studying human health to be fully engaged in inquiries and policy deliberations related to climate impacts.
The University of Colorado Boulder and CU Anschutz partnered to bring together researchers, public health practitioners, students and other stakeholders to learn more about the critical intersection of climate and health, and move this conversation forward.
- Cutting-edge research talks
- Panel discussion on research and education in climate and health
- Meet-and-greets with colleagues
- Poster session for researchers and students
- Public lecture by Dr. Jeff Shaman, Director of the Climate and Health Program, Columbia University: "Climate-Disease Connections: Associations, Processes and Incorporation in Infectious Disease Forecast"
The summit was held on October 16, 2018.
Workshop: Enabling Our Future 2017
Goal: To identify, develop and deepen CU Boulder’s and CU Anschutz’ capabilities in the emergent discipline of Climate & Health. Emphasis on:
This workshop took place on May 9, 2017.
8:30am Opening Remarks (Rajagopalan Balaji, Chancellor Phil DiStefano, Vice Chancellor for Research Terri Fiez)
8:45am Air Quality/Atmospheric Sciences (Colleen Reid, Geography)
9:05am Climate Science and Climate Projection (Alex Jahn, Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences)
9:25am Water Sciences/Water Quality (Noah Molotch, Center for Water, Earth Sciences, and Technology)
9:45am Green Design and Sustainability (Wil Srubar, Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering)
10:05am Earth Science Data and Methodologies (Jennifer Balch, Earth Lab)
10:40am Heat Stress (Rick Johnson, Renal Diseases)
11:00am Infectious Disease (Rosemary Rochford, Immunology & Microbiology)
11:25am Worker Health (Lili Tenney, Center for Health, Work & Environment)
11:45am Respiratory Disease (Jim Crooks, Biostatistics)
12:05pm Climate Medicine (Jay Lemery, Emergency Medicine)
1:15pm Introduction to the Climate and Health Consortium (Rosemary Rochford)
1:30pm Research Theme Break Out
3:30pm Report Outs
4:30pm Closing Remarks