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A Precision Health Approach for Actionable Climate Change and Health Research

May 13, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am

via Zoom

NIH Climate Change and Health Seminar Series: a little girl drinking a glass of water; bird's eye view of a road; first responders

On Friday, May 13, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. (ET), the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) will host the next webinar in the NIH Climate Change and Health series: “A Precision Health Approach for Actionable Climate Change and Health Research.” This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. 

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Speaker: Dr. Aaron Bernstein, MD, MPH, of Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Welcoming by: Richard Woychik, PhD, NIEHS Director

Dr. Bernstein’s presentation will explain how climate and health research has emphasized population level associations over individual risks. Dr. Bernstein will explain how this has limited our ability to adapt to climate shocks, especially for populations that are vulnerable to the effects of climate change. This presentation will also highlight examples where a precision health approach to investigating climate actions can catalyze health-promoting climate mitigation and adaptation. 

This webinar will be captioned in real time. Individuals with disabilities who need accommodations to participate in this meeting should contact Kerri Voelker (kerri.voelker@nih.gov or 919-794-4710). Requests should be made at least 5 business days in advance of this meeting.

About the NIH wide Climate Change and Health Seminar Series:

NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) have joined forces to educate and inform colleagues and the public about the human health implications of climate change. The NIH Climate Change and Health Seminar Series presents webinars from different ICs highlighting work in the field of climate change while promoting transdisciplinary discussion and collaboration in this concerted effort against an extreme threat to health.