Speaker:                     Dr. George Luber

Presentation:              Effects of Climate Change on Human Health: CDC Takes Action

 

Dr. George Luber is an epidemiologist and the Associate Director for Global Climate Change for the National Center for Environmental Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  His research interests include the epidemiology of harmful algal blooms and the health effects of climate change.  Most recently, his work has focused on the epidemiology and prevention of heat-related illness and death, the development of municipal heat response plans, and the application of remote sensing techniques to modeling vulnerability to heat stress in urban environments.  In addition to his leadership role in the Global Climate Change Workgroup at CDC, Dr. Luber is a co-chair of the Human Contributions and Responses/Decision Support Interagency Work Group for the US Climate Change Science Program.