From the Pump Handle to the Fire Hose: Applying Health Sciences to Understanding the Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health (Core Science Lecture)
Estimating and understanding the health implications of climate change relies to a great extent on the basic science of epidemiology and its application in the discipline of health risk analysis. This presentation will describe the foundational principles and approaches of epidemiology as they pertain to examples from health studies related to climate change. It will also describe the principles and framework of health risk assessment and how those have been adapted to assessing the health risks of climate change. Lastly, the presentation will discuss ongoing challenges and limitations of health data and epidemiology in addressing the public health challenges of climate change.