Climate and Human Health Speaker Series
Robert Dubrow is Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases) in the Department of Epidemiology & Public Health in the Yale School of Medicine. He is the principal investigator for a new Yale School of Public Health Initiative on Climate Change and Health, which aims to create a cohort of leaders dedicated to addressing climate change and health, to establish an educational program on climate change and health for students across the University, and to catalyze research on climate change and health utilizing Yale’s multidisciplinary expertise to generate innovative interventions and policy prescriptions.
A light lunch will be served.
Kevin has worked in the Environmental Health and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) fields for over a decade in the academic, non-profit and government sectors and now is a Yale Climate and Energy Institute (YCEI) postdoctoral research fellow with the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Kevin received his BS in Biology and Political Science from Saint Michael’s College in 2002; his MA in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University in 2008; and his PhD in Environmental Health from the Boston University School of Public Health in 2014. Before joining YCEI Kevin held adjunct and co-instructor appointments as GIS faculty at the Boston University Metropolitan College and Boston University School of Public Health. Kevin’s dissertation was awarded an Environmental Protection Agency Science to Achieve Results (STAR) pre-doctoral fellowship to analyze the relationship between chronic exposure to ultrafine particulate matter and cardiovascular health as a member of the community assessment of Freeway Exposure and Health Study (http://sites.tufts.edu/cafeh/). As a YCEI postdoctoral fellow Kevin will bring his enthusiasm for working at the intersection of science and policy as a member of Michelle Bell’s lab to examine the role of land-based mitigation strategies on urban heat island effects and health impacts.
The talk is followed by pizza and beer.
The talk will be accompanied by a light lunch.