Joint Session 4 Extreme Heat II: Understanding the Social, Physiological, and Climatological Mechanisms Driving Health Outcomes in Extreme Heat

Tuesday, 24 January 2017: 4:00 PM-5:30 PM
Conference Center: Tahoma 5 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Eighth Conference on Environment and Health; and the 13th Symposium of the Urban Environment )
Hunter Jones, NOAA, Climate Program Office, Silver Spring, TX

Developing predictive capacity for health outcomes resulting from extreme heat events requires an integrated understanding of the social, physiological, epidemiological, and climatological mechanisms that drive health outcomes for individuals and subpopulations. This session will explore the interaction of these mechanisms and the various research methods for understanding them. Research, observations, and information needs from the climate, meteorology, and epidemiology communities to support public health, emergency management, urban planners, and other professionals will be a focus of this session.

4:45 PM
Heat Exposure and Injuries among High School Football Players
Andrew Grundstein, Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA; and S. Poore, B. Cooper, and S. E. Sarnat
5:00 PM
A Comparison of Personal, Area, and Regional Measurements of Heat Exposure in Roofing Workers
Miriam Calkins, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; and J. Spector and K. Y. Lin
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