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Dr. Jeremy Hess

Associate professor, School of Medicine and Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

Climate and health, Wildfires

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Expertise: Climate change health impacts, health care disaster risk management, public health adaptation to climate change, health effects of heat exposure, early warning systems

Note: To reach Dr. Hess, please contact UW Medicine media relations at mediarelations@uw.edu.

Dr. Jeremy Hess serves as the director of the UW Center for Health and the Global Environment (CHanGE). Dr. Hess has an MD and an MPH in global environmental health and is residency-trained and board-certified in emergency medicine. He is the principal investigator of an NIH-funded grant supporting work in India on the epidemiology of extreme heat and strategies for developing, implementing and evaluating heat early-warning systems.

Dr. Hess is also a consultant for the Climate and Health Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where he previously worked as a medical adviser on the health effects of climate change and evidence-based interventions to enhance preparedness and promote climate change adaptation at the state and federal levels. He is a section editor at the Western Journal of Emergency Medicine and a recipient of the Presidential GreenGov award.


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