Center members lead a diverse portfolio of research with a shared interest in documenting and minimizing the adverse health impacts of continued climate change. Our recent publications of note have provided new insights into the health dangers of heat, hurricanes, and wildfires, as well as the health co-benefits of climate actions. Explore the boxes below to learn more about our exciting and ongoing projects.

  • Bridging Climate Science and Public Health: Big Data and Case Studies In June 2024 CCH affiliates presented a sample of ongoing projects at a webinar for the Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast (CCRUN), a NOAA funded Climate Adaptation Partnerships (CAP/RISA) program. The recording of the seminar is available below.
    Video Contents

  • 6:25 Introduction to the Center for Climate and Health and Big Data Resources – Emma Gause
  • 18:55 GeoCAFE – Greg Wellenius
  • 50:15 Case Study: Quantifying and Managing Risks from Extreme Heat in the US – Greg Wellenius
  • 1:06:29 Case Study: Advancing Community Resilience to Cumulative Community Impacts in the Mystic River Watershed (ACRES) – Jon Levy and Amruta Nori-Sarma
  • 1:23:06 Case Study: Building Energy Consumption as Climate Change Adaptation: Evidence from NYC’s Local Law 84 – Ian Sue Wing and Nicolas Schneider
  • 1:37:49 Case Study: High Precision Temperature Estimates for the Boston Area – Lucy Hutyra and Ian Smith

  • Research to Action

    In addition to providing novel research in the areas of climate and health, the Center for Climate and Health places emphasis on translating research into concrete action. We promote collaboration outside the research community by holding panels across many sectors such as journalism, policy and activism. We have released two white papers informing the Biden-Harris transition team on the importance of focusing climate action on health and the need for enhanced environmental justice policy. Members of our group work within the community on mitigation and adaption efforts, and we continue to look for opportunities to see our research into progress.