GC015:
Climate Drivers of Infectious Disease: Past, Present and Future





Session ID#: 22545

Session Description:
Climate change will likely impact the incidence of infectious diseases through multiple pathways. The range and location of vector-borne diseases are altered by the climate, the transmission of airborne diseases is affected by local weather, and the extent to which human beings carry pathogens to new locations is a function of climate-driven migration and displacement. The potential effect of these changes on human health is severe, necessitating interdisciplinary efforts to understand and mitigate these risks. We invite presentations that explore both historic and projected future relationships between climate and disease, as well as methods for predicting and preparing for climate-related disease outbreaks of endemic and/or emerging pathogens. Submissions are encouraged from a wide variety of disciplines including but not limited to weather, climate, public health, medicine, history, biology, and policy.
Primary Convener:  Rachel Baker, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, United States
Conveners:  Jane Wilson Baldwin, Princeton University, Geosciences, Princeton, NJ, United States, Ayesha S Mahmud, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, United States and Gabriel Andres Vecchi, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ, United States
Co-Organized with:
Global Environmental Change, and Public Affairs

Cross-Listed:
  • B - Biogeosciences
  • NH - Natural Hazards
  • PA - Public Affairs
  • SI - Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences
Index Terms:

1630 Impacts of global change [GLOBAL CHANGE]
4315 Monitoring, forecasting, prediction [NATURAL HAZARDS]
4322 Health impact [NATURAL HAZARDS]
4323 Human impact [NATURAL HAZARDS]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Amir Said Siraj1, Rachel J Oidtman1, John H Huber2, Moritz U Kraemer3, Oliver J Brady4, Michael A Johansson5 and T Alex Perkins1, (1)University of Notre Dame, Biological Sciences, Notre Dame, IN, United States, (2)University of Notre Dame, Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics, Notre Dame, IN, United States, (3)University of Oxford, Department of Zoology, Oxford, United Kingdom, (4)London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Infectious Disease Epidemiology, London, United Kingdom, (5)Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, San Juan, PR, United States
Jeffrey L Shaman1, Sasikiran Kandula1, Wan Yang1 and Alicia R Karspeck2, (1)Columbia University of New York, New York, NY, United States, (2)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States
Jixia Huang, Beijing, China
Jamie Caldwell, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States, Amy Krystosik, Stanford University, School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, United States, Francis Mutuku, Technical University of Mombasa, Mombasa, Kenya, Bryson Ndenga, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kisumu, Kenya, Desiree LaBeaud, Stanford University, Department of Medicine, Stanford, CA, United States and Erin Mordecai, Stanford University, Department of Biology, Stanford, CA, United States
Adrian Mark Tompkins, Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy and Madeleine C Thomson, International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Columbia University, Palisades, NY, United States
Joshua Ndiwa Ngaina, South Eastern Kenya University, Meteorology, Kitui, Kenya
Claire McDonald1, Moiz Usmani1, Rita R Colwell2 and Antarpreet Jutla1, (1)West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, United States, (2)University of Maryland College Park, Centre for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, College Park, MD, United States
Rakibul Khan, West Virginia University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Morgantown, WV, United States, Antarpreet Jutla, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, United States and Rita R Colwell, University of Maryland College Park, Centre for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, College Park, MD, United States
Dawn Nekorchuk1, Teklehaymanot Gebrehiwot2, Abere Mihretie3, Worku Awoke4 and Michael C Wimberly1, (1)South Dakota State University, Geospatial Sciences Center of Excellence, Brookings, SD, United States, (2)Amhara National Regional State Health Bureau, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, (3)Health, Development, and Anti-Malaria Association, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, (4)Bahir Dar University, School of Public Health, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
Ludovica Beltrame1, Toby Dunne1, Hannah Rose2, Josephine Walker3, Eric Morgan2, Peter Vickerman3 and Thorsten Wagener4, (1)University of Bristol, Civil Engineering, Bristol, United Kingdom, (2)University of Bristol, School of Biological Sciences, Bristol, United Kingdom, (3)University of Bristol, School of Social and Community Medicine, Bristol, United Kingdom, (4)University of Bristol, Civil Engineering, Bristol, BS8, United Kingdom
Teresa K Yamana, Columbia University of New York, Environmental Health Sciences, Palisades, NY, United States and Jeffrey L Shaman, Columbia University, New York, NY, United States
Gabriel Andres Vecchi1, Angel G Munoz2, Madeleine C Thomson3, Anna M. Stewart-Ibarra4, Xandre Chourio5, Patricia Nájera6, Zelda Moran7 and Xiaosong Yang1, (1)Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ, United States, (2)Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, United States, (3)International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Columbia University, Palisades, NY, United States, (4)Center for Global Health and Translational Science and Department of Medicine, State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, United States, (5)Latin American Observatory for Climate Events, Centro de Modelado Científico, Universidad del Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela, (6)International Health Regulations/Epidemic Alert and Response, and Water Borne Diseases, Communicable Diseases and Health Analysis Department, Pan American Health Organization, Washington, DC, United States, (7)Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, New York, NY, United States
Heidar T Thrastarson1, Joao Teixeira2, Emily Ann Serman2,3, Anish Parekh2,3 and Enoch Yeo2,4, (1)University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (2)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States, (3)University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (4)Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA, United States
Juli Trtanj, NOAA, Climate Program Office, Silver Spring, DC, United States, John M. Balbus, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD, United States, Claudia Brown, Center for Disease Control, National Center for Environmental Health, Atlanta, GA, United States and Mark Mocettini Shimamoto, US Global Change Research Program, Health Lead (Contractor), Washington D.C., DC, United States
M. Alfi Hasan, University of Rhode Island, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Kingston, RI, United States, Ali S Akanda, University of Rhode Island, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Narragansett, RI, United States, Antarpreet Jutla, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, United States, Anwar Huq, University of Maryland College Park, Maryland Pathogen Research Institute, College Park, MD, United States and Rita R Colwell, University of Maryland College Park, Centre for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, College Park, MD, United States
Rachel Baker, Ayesha S Mahmud and C. Jessica E Metcalf, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, United States
Carrie Manore1, Jessica Conrad2, Sara Del Valle1, Amanda Ziemann1, Geoffrey Fairchild1 and Eric Nicholas Generous1, (1)Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States, (2)Tulane University, New Orleans, United States