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Climate Change and Health

  • Frumkin H, McMichael A, and Hess J. Climate Change and the Health of the Public. Am J Prev Med. 35 (5): 401-402, 2008.
  • Frumkin H and McMichael A. Climate Change and Public Health: Thinking, Communicating, Acting. Am J Prev Med. 35 (5): 403-410, 2008.
  • Frumkin H, Hess J, Luber G, Malilay J, and McGeehin M. Climate change: the public health response. Am J Public Health. 98:435-445, 2008.
  • Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States [PDF - 1.3 MB], Thomas R. Karl, Jerry M. Melillo, and Thomas C. Peterson, (eds.). Cambridge University Press, 2009.
  • Hess, J. J., McDowell, J. Z., and G. Luber. Integrating Climate Change Adaptation into Public Health Practice: Using Adaptive Management to Increase Adaptive Capacity and Build Resilience. Environmental Health Perspectives. Online 13 October 2011.
  • Hess J, Malilay J and Parkinson A. Climate Change: The Importance of Place. Am J Prev Med. 35 (5): 468-478, 2008.
  • Interagency Working Group on Climate Change and Health. A Human Health Perspective On Climate Change [PDF - 5.16 MB]. Cary, NC: Environmental Health Perspectives; 2010.
  • Luber G, and Hess J. Climate change and human health in the United States. J of Env Health. 70(5):43-44, 2007.
  • Climate Change on Public Health in India: Future Research Directions
  • Mark E. Keim. Building Human Resilience: The Role of Public Health Preparedness and Response As an Adaptation to Climate Change. Am J Prev Med. 35 (5): 508-516, 2008.
  • NOAA National Climatic Data Center, State of the Climate: National Overview for March 2012, published online April 2012, retrieved on December 18, 2014 from
  • Patz JA, McGeehin M, Bernard SM, Ebie KL, Epstein PR, Grambsch A, Gubler DJ, Reiter P, Romieu I, Rose JB, Samet JM, Trtang J. The potential health impacts of climate variability and change for the US. Env Hlth Pers. 108 (4): 36-54, 2000.
  • St. Louis M and Hess J. Climate Change: Impacts on and Implications for Global Health. Am J Prev Med. 35 (5): 527-538, 2008.
  • The White House. The Health Impacts of Climate Change on Americans [PDF - 817 KB], June 2014.
  • Younger M, Morrow-Almeida H, Vindigni S and Dannenberg A. The Built Environment, Climate Change, and Health: Opportunities for Co-Benefits. Am J Prev Med. 35 (5): 517-526, 2008.

Extreme Heat and Heat Waves

  • Bernard S, McGeehin M. Municipal heat wave response plans. Amer J Publ Hlth. 94(9): 1520-1522, 2004.
  • CDC. Recognizing, Preventing and Treating Heat-Related Illness: An e-learning course. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevent (CDC); 2009. Available at:
  • CDC. Climate Change and Extreme Heat Events [PDF - 33.33 MB].
  • Golden J, Hartz D, Brazel A, Luber G, and Phelan P. A biometeorology study of climate and heat-related morbidity in Phoenix from 2001 to 2006. Intl J of Biometeorology. In press.
  • Luber G and McGeehin M. Climate Change and Extreme Heat Events. Am J Prev Med. 35 (5): 429-435, 2008.
  • McGeehin M, Mirabelli M. The potential impacts of climate variability and change on temperature-related morbidity and mortality in the United States. Envr Health Pers. 109: 191-198, 2001.
  • Semenza J, McCullough J, Flanders W, McGeehin M. Excess hospital admissions during the July 1995 heat wave in Chicago. Am J Prev Med. 16 (4): 269-277, 1999.

Extreme Weather Events

  • Greenough G, McGeehin M, Bernard S, Trtanj J. The potential impacts of climate change on health impacts of extreme weather events in the United States. Env Health Pers. 109: 185-189, 2001.

Mental Health

  • Averhoff F, Young S, Mott J, Fleischauer A, Brady J, Straif-Bourgeois S, Valadez A, Lurie D, Palacio H, Buhner D, Persse D, Guerra F, Morgan J, Zoretic J, Moolenaar R, McNeill KM, Byers P, Kittle TS, Chavez G, Phillips M, Koo D, Groseclose S, Hicks P, Jones NF, Kenneson A, Vranken P, Sergienko E, Bitsko RH, Lorick SA. Morbidity surveillance after Hurricane Katrina --- Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas, September 2005. MMWR 55(26):727-731, 2006.
  • Norris FH, Speier A, Henderson AK, Davis SI Purcell DW, Stratford BD, Baker CK, Reissman DB, Daley WR. Assessment of health-related needs after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita --- Orleans and Jefferson Parishes, New Orleans area, Louisiana, October 17--22, 2005. MMWR 55(02):38-41, 2006.
  • Thienkrua W, Cardozo BL, Chakkraband ML, Guadamuz TE, Pengjuntr W, Tantipiwatanaskul P, Sakornsatian S, Ekassawin S, Panyayong B, Varangrat A, Tappero JW, Schreiber M, van Griensven F. Thailand post-tsunami mental health study group. JAMA. 296(5):549-559, 2006 Aug 2.
  • van Griensven F, Chakkraband ML, Thienkrua W, Pengjuntr W, Lopes Cardozo B, Tantipiwatanaskul P, Mock PA, Ekassawin S, Varangrat A, Gotway C, Sabin M, Tappero JW; Thailand post-tsunami mental health study group. JAMA. 296(5):537-548, 2006 Aug 2.

Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases

  • Collinge SK, Johnson WC, Ray C, Matchett R, Grentsen J, Cully JF, Jr., Gage KL, Kosoy MY, Loye JE and Martin AP. Testing the generality of a trophic-cascade model for plague. Ecohealth. 2:1-11, 2005.
  • Eisen RJ, Glass GE, Eisen L, Cheek J, Enscore RE, Ettestad P, and Gage KL. A spatial model of shared risk for plague and Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in the southwestern United States. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 77:999-1004, 2007.
  • Enscore, RE, Biggerstaff BJ, Brown TL, Fulgham RF, Reynolds PJ, Engelthaler DM, Levy CE, Parmenter RR, Montenieri JA, Cheek JE, Grinnell RK, Ettestad PJ, and Gage KL. Modeling relationships between climate and the frequency of human plague cases in the southwestern United States, 1960-1997. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 66:186-196, 2002.
  • Gage K, Burkot T, Eisen R and Hayes E. Climate and Vectorborne Diseases. Am J Prev Med. 35 (5): 436-450, 2008.
  • Glass GE, Cheek JE, Patz JA, Shields TM, Doyle TJ, Thoroughman DA, Hunt DK, Enscore RE, Gage KL, Irland C, and Bryan R. Anticipating risk areas for Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome with remotely sensed data: re-examination of the 1993 outbreak. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 6:238-247, 2000.
  • Parmenter RR, Yadav EP, Parmenter CA, Ettestad P, and Gage KL. Incidence of plague associated with increased winter-spring precipitation in New Mexico, USA. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 61:814-821, 1999.

Climate and Health Planning

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