The Impact of Climate Change on Infectious Diseases

April 22, 2021 and April 23, 2021
10:00 am

How does the health of the environment affect our health?

Catastrophic events, human migration and disease transmission are on the rise because of climate change.

Learn from national and local experts about these issues and what you can do to address them at the 8th Annual Global Health and Infectious Disease Conference.

This conference will take place from 10am-1:15pm on April 22 & 23. Each day will feature a webinar with presentations on a variety of topics related to climate change and infectious disease. Day two will include a panel discussion on lessons learned from COVID-19 to inform the impact of climate change on infectious disease. Additionally, attendees will have the option to sign up for virtual table conversations with speakers and organizers on each day.

Topics will include:

  • Pandemics
  • Flood Systems
  • Volcanic Eruptions
  • Diarrheal Disease
  • West Nile Virus
  • Policy
  • Social-Cultural Factors

This event will take place virtually via Zoom. Please register to receive your own unique link to access the webinar.


More to be announced.

  • Kristie Ebi, PhD, MPH, Department of Global Health, School of Public Health, University of Washington
  • Kathleen Alexander, DVM, PhD, Professor, Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, Managing Director, Chobe Research Institute, Kasane Botswana
  • Michael Wysession, PhD, Professor, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Washington University
  • Rebecca Merrill, PhD, MHS, Division of Global Migration and Quarantine, Center for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Sara Paull, PhD, Assistant Professor, Environmental & Occupational Health, Colorado School of Public Health
  • Steve Mahfood, Former Head of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources

Event Sponsors: Global Health Center at the Institute for Public Health, International Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability, Tyson Research Center, Living Earth Collaborative, Brown School MPH Program and Washington University Climate Change Program