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Understanding Climate-sensitive Health Risks in Vulnerable Populations

November 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This event is being held Online via Zoom.

  • This Atlanta Science Tavern event is a production of Science for Georgia.
  • It is free and open to the public.
  • RSVP here to get the Zoom Link
  • Zoom session opens at 7 pm.
  • The evening’s presentation gets under way around 7:15.

Applying a Social Vulnerability Framework to Understand Climate Change & Respiratory Health

Speaker: Brooke Lappe

Climate change is causing increasingly frequent wildfires, heatwaves, and droughts, and the human health impacts of these events are already being felt. While much research progress has been made on the types of exposures and health impacts that can be expected in a changing climate, less work has been done on quantifying who is the most climate vulnerable.

By applying a social vulnerability framework, we can better understand climate-sensitive health risks in vulnerable populations in the U.S. Drawing on her work on wildfires and smoke exposure, and allergen induced respiratory events, Brooke will discuss how a social vulnerability framework allows us to address environmental injustices and social equity concerns.

Brooke Lappe is a doctoral student in the Environmental Health Sciences program at Emory University Rollins School of Public Health and policy intern at Science for Georgia. Her research focuses on understanding the links between climate change and human health, infectious disease, and climate policy. She strives to incorporate science communication, environmental advocacy, and activism into her research. Prior to joining the doctoral program, Brooke received her Masters of Public Health from Emory University, completed a Presidential Fellowship at the Environmental Protection Agency, and worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Date:
November 19
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Website:
https://www.meetup.com/atlantasciencetavern/events/289545578/

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High (14-18), Adults
Requires Advance Registration
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Online
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Details

Date:
November 19
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Categories:
,
Website:
https://www.meetup.com/atlantasciencetavern/events/289545578/

Other

Audience
High (14-18), Adults
Requires Advance Registration
Yes

Venue

Online
Georgia + Google Map