Executive Leadership & Expert Bios
Areas of Expertise
- Climate Change
- Biodiversity Loss
- Heat Stress in Urban Environments
George E. Luber, PhD
Associate Director for Climate Change, Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, National Center for Environmental Health
Dr. George Luber is an epidemiologist and the Associate Director for Climate Change in the Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects at the National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Since receiving his PhD in Medical Anthropology from the University of Georgia and joining CDC in 2002, Dr. Luber has served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officer and staff epidemiologist at the National Center for Environmental Health. His research interests in environmental health are broad and include the health impacts of environmental change and biodiversity loss, harmful algal blooms, and the health effects of climate change. Most recently, his work has focused on the epidemiology and prevention of heat-related illness and death, the application of remote sensing techniques to modeling vulnerability to heat stress in urban environments, and climate change adaptation planning.
In addition to managing the Climate and Health Program at CDC, Dr. Luber is a co-chair of the Climate Change and Human Health Interagency Workgroup at the US Global Change Research Program, a convening lead author for the US National Climate Assessment, a member of the American Anthropological Association’s Presidential Task Force on Climate Change, and a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Fifth Assessment Report.
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