[pccgrads] April 4, 2019 - CHanGE Breakfast Seminar

Marci Burden mburden at uw.edu
Mon Mar 25 10:00:23 PDT 2019

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Please join the Center for Health and the Global Environment (CHanGE) for our monthly Breakfast Seminar. Our April event will feature CHanGE faculty member Dr. Cory Morin, who will discuss using seasonal climate forecasts to develop an early warning system for dengue fever risk in Central America and the Caribbean (rescheduled from February) and CHanGE Senior Fellow Dr. Sam Sellers, who present on mortality trends and climate change.
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Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 8:00 to 9:00 am
Location: Roosevelt 1 Building, Fishbowl conference room
(4225 Roosevelt Way, Suite #100 - through revolving doors, on your left. Buzz to be let in; conference room is at the top

of the stairs.)
RSVP: chge at uw.edu<mailto:chge at uw.edu>

Beverages (coffee/tea) and a light breakfast will be provided. Please RSVP to help us plan our order and accommodate all participants.

More Information & Speaker Bios:

Cory Morin is an acting assistant professor in the Department of Global Health in the Center for Health and the Global Environment (CHanGE). His research uses data-driven, process-based models to simulate mosquito population and virus transmission dynamics with the aim of identifying climate and meteorological conditions that facilitate epidemics. Cory's recent work has focused on Aedes mosquito transmitted pathogens including the dengue and Zika viruses and incorporating weather and climate forecasts into models for disease prediction.

There is a growing recognition that weather and climate have a significant impact on infectious disease ecology. Researchers have been able to identify and model the relationships between environmental conditions and disease risk, however, additional challenges arise in transforming this research into information that can be used by policy makers and public health professionals. This presentation will discuss these challenges and introduce new work being conducted by members of CHanGE to evaluate the use of climate forecasts to drive early warning systems for mosquito-borne diseases.

Sam Sellers is a Senior Fellow with the Center for Health and the Global Environment. He received a Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Sam is interested in interactions between human populations, family planning, gender, health, and environmental change. He currently works on projecting changes in the causes of human mortality under the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways.

Climate change will have significant implications for mortality in the coming decades, affecting how people die. We explore the changes in likely causes of death in a world with climate change. To do this, we use two tools, the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways set of scenarios for understanding the relationship between socioeconomic development trends and climate change and the International Futures integrated assessment model. This presentation will discuss some likely trends in mortality at the global and regional levels, as well as key uncertainties in forecasting.

About Us:

The Center for Health and the Global Environment (CHanGE) collaboratively develops and promotes innovative approaches to understanding and managing the risks of global environmental change. CHanGE conducts research and policy analysis, education and training, and technical assistance and capacity building, integrating health, environmental, and social sciences. CHANGE focuses on health outcomes associated with the consequences of global environmental changes, such as extreme weather and climate events, water and food security, and infectious diseases. (http://globalchange.uw.edu/)

Breakfast Seminars will be held monthly, aiming to grow and strengthen networks, promote sharing of ideas, and support collaboration across health and climate change communities. Meetings are open to students, faculty, and staff across the University of Washington with an interest in understanding and mitigating the health impacts of climate change.

Marci Burden, MA
Program Manager
Center for Health and the Global Environment (CHanGE)
Department of Global Health

4225 Roosevelt Way NE #100
Suite 2330 | Box 354695
Seattle, WA 98105

Note: I work remotely on Fridays; responses may be slightly delayed.


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