The Department of Public Health Sciences and the School of Medicine at the University of California, Davis present a guest talk by Katrin Burkart, PhD of the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University.
Dr. Burkart is a candidate for an Assistant, or Associate Professor Position in the Division of Occupational and Environmental Health at UC Davis, School of Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences.
Climate change and human health: Understanding and predicting the impact on different population groups
Climate and weather profoundly affect human health through various pathways, with particularly adverse effects observed for cardio-respiratory disease. The talk will focus on the relationship between temperature and non-communicable disease and outline effect modifications by non-meteorological and population specific-characteristics. Special attention will be given to the role of age, socio-economic status, the built-environment and synergistic effects between temperature and air pollution. Furthermore, projections of future health impacts accounting for climate change and other population change dynamics will be presented and discussed from a public health perspective.