Public health takeaways from historic extreme weather events

by Natalie VanderNoot, BS in Biology and undergraduate Research Scholar at George Mason University and participant in the 2021 Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program-Public & Global Health Track Discussing climate change at the end of his talk for the Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program – Public and Global Health Track, Professor Michael […]

2021 Global Health & Infectious Disease Conference summary

Washington University infectious disease and climate change experts recently joined the Global Health Center and members of the WUSTL global health community for the 8th annual Global Health & Infectious Disease Conference, “The Impact of Climate Change on Infectious Diseases”.

APHA climate change resources

The American Public Health Association says “The science is clear: climate change is a serious threat to human health.” They offer a number of resources on this important topic on the Climate Change section of their website, available here. They also created this infographic outlining some of the key takeaways surrounding this issue:

Climate and global mental health

by John McGinley, undergraduate student at Elon University; SPRIGHT Scholar in the 2020 Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program – Public and Global Health Abbreviated Track Parul Bakhshi, PhD, Assistant Professor/Instructor, Program in Occupational Therapy and Brown School, and Clement Bayetti, PhD, Adjunct Instructor, Brown School, spoke about the discourses of climate change and global […]

Summary: Solve climate by 2030 – Climate Solutions for Missouri webinar

Written by Sandra Lee, RD, MPH candidate, Brown School and research assistant for the Global Health Center at the Institute for Public Health Washington University in St. Louis and University of Missouri-St. Louis recently hosted the webinar, Solve Climate by 2030 – Climate Solutions for Missouri. This was part of a nationwide digital teach-in series, […]

Climate change and public health

Written by April Houston, MSW/MPH, graduate student at Washington University in St. Louis Climate change is making headlines again after a winter where 145 million Americans experienced record warm temperatures and residents of traditionally chilly cities like Chicago and Washington, DC received far less snowfall than is typical for the months of January and February. […]

Environment Missouri

The Center for Community Health Partnership and Research is supporting Environment Missouri’s efforts to address the public health effects of global warming. This support includes getting the word out to community-based organizations and community members concerned about the health risks associated with global warming and global warming related pollution. The planet is the hottest it has been in 115,000 years. […]

All about I-CARES

I-CARES, or the International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy and Sustainability, is Washington University’s hub for research, innovation, and activity related to energy, sustainability, and climate change. According to their materials, “The primary objective of I-CARES is to encourage and coordinate collaborative research work that contributes to rapid progress in some of the great challenges […]

Aging and the environment

In October 2014, Washington University hosted the McDonnell International Scholars Academy 5th International Symposium to explore “The Role of Research Universities in Addressing Global Challenges.” One of the speakers at the event was Janet L. Gamble, PhD, an economist at the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Global Change Research Program in the Office of Research and […]

APHA climate change resources

The American Public Health Association says “The science is clear: climate change is a serious threat to human health.” They offer a number of resources on this important topic on the Climate Change section of their website, available here. They also created this infographic outlining some of the key takeaways surrounding this issue:

Making a difference every day with St. Louis Earth Day

Written by Jen Myerscough of St. Louis Earth Day “Can I really make a difference when it comes to climate change?” St. Louis Earth Day says: “Yes!” Every glass bottle you keep out of the landfill, every carrot you purchase from a local farmer, every time you turn off the lights, you are lowering the average […]

Climate change and human health

Howard Frumkin of the University of Washington offered this talk in November 2013 looking at the intersection of climate change and human health. He explores the potential effects of climate change through a number of facets including heat, severe weather, climate-related disease, pollution, poverty, water supply, crops and agriculture, allergies, hunger, mental health, and civil conflict. […]