Climate Change and Global Health


Weather extremes can have significant to extreme human health impacts. These impacts fall disproportionately on the economically disadvantaged, whether within less developed countries, or the economically disadvantaged within wealthy countries. We aim at quantifying regional climate-health impacts, understanding disparities and improving community resilience through applied climate, health, technology, and policy research, to promote local capacity building in vulnerable regions around the world.

Select Publications

Green, H., Bailey, J., Schwarz, L., Vanos, J., Ebi, K., & Benmarhnia, T. (2019). Impact of heat on mortality and morbidity in low and middle income countries: a review of the epidemiological evidence and considerations for future research. Environmental research, 171, 80-91.

Ilango, S. D., Weaver, M., Sheridan, P., Schwarz, L., Clemesha, R. E., Bruckner, T., ... & Benmarhnia, T. (2020). Extreme heat episodes and risk of preterm birth in California, 2005–2013. Environment International, 137, 105541.

Bohra T, Benmarhnia T, McKinnon B, Kaufman JS. Decomposing educational inequalities in child mortality: a temporal trend analysis of access to Water and Sanitation in Peru. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2017. 96(1), 57-64