Climate, Health, and Resilience Cluster

Primary Objectives

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.


spatiotemporal analysis, GIS, wearable sensors, mixed-methods, multivariate index development


Sunshine Education and Research Center
Oak Ridge Associated Universities
Southeast Regional Climate Center