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Dr. Jeremy Hess

Professor, School of Medicine and Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

Climate and health, Wildfires

206-221-4059 / jjhess@uw.edu

Web / Pronouns: he/him

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 — professor of emergency medicine, global health, and environmental and occupational health sciences — 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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