Energy Research at the University of Washington

Richard A. Fenske

Energy Research Area: Confronting the health risks of climate change: quantifying morbidity and mortality associated with critical environmental factors affected by climate change; assisting local communities in their efforts to mitigate health risks.

Acting Chair, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
Director, NIOSH-funded Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center
School of Public Health

We are working with the UW Climate Impacts Group and the UW Northwest Center for Public Health Practice to evaluate excess illness and mortality due to climate change; specifically, the increases in extreme heat events and worsening air pollution that are associated with increasing temperatures in the Northwest region. We are concurrently developing communications strategies for these health-related aspects of climate change, working with Northwest public health officials to engage and support the public, their representatives, and health care providers in these communities as they develop new programs and policies that prevent or mitigate the health risks of climate change.

Campus and Other Collaborators/Partners

Record last updated on November 28th 2011 PDT.