The Climate, Health and Resilience Cluster utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to investigate vulnerability and resilience in the context of extreme climatic events and a changing climate. Biophysical (e.g., climate and land cover changes) and socioeconomic factors (e.g., economic growth) produce an array of interactions that elevate the risk and vulnerability of populations. A better understanding of these associations, interactions and impacts informs community resilience pathways and response to public health challenges.
Sample Work Products
- Evaluation of wearable sensors for physiologic monitoring of individually experienced temperatures in outdoor workers in southeaster U.S.
- Use of wearable sensors for pregnancy health and environmental monitoring: Descriptive findings from the perspective of patients and providers
- Crisis support-seeking behavior and temperature in the United States: Is there an association in young adults and adolescents?
- Geographic Multi-Criteria Evaluation and Validation: A Case Study of Wildfire Vulnerability in Western North Carolina, USA Following the 2016 Wildfires
- Identifying Multivariate Vulnerability of Nursing Home Facilities throughout the Southeastern United States. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction
spatiotemporal analysis, GIS, wearable sensors, mixed-methods, multivariate index development
Sunshine Education and Research Center
Oak Ridge Associated Universities
Southeast Regional Climate Center