Research seminar: November 5, 2021

Identifying and Adapting to Climate Change as a Modifiable Risk Factor for Chronic Disease

Climate change is the most pressing public health issue of our time, yet little epidemiological research has directly examined climate impacts on chronic disease. This presentation will pull from ongoing work in the global Prospective Urban and Rural Epidemiological study to quantify climate impacts and identify adaptation and prevention opportunities.

November 5, 2021

Perry Hystad, PhD

Associate Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health Program, Director of the Spatial Health Laboratory, College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University

Hystad is an environmental epidemiologist who leverages new technologies and big data to understand how environmental conditions influence human health and wellbeing. He has published over 90 articles examining a variety of environmental exposures, including air pollution, noise, green space, built environments, and climate-related hazards. His research spans local, national, and international populations. Currently he is leading an environmental health study within a global prospective cohort across 750 communities in 27 countries to understand how environmental exposures shape cardiovascular disease.

He received his MSc in Geography from the University of Victoria and his doctorate in Epidemiology from the School of Population & Public Health at the University of British Columbia.