Climate Change and Health

This programme describes the relationship between anthropogenic climate change and multiple health outcomes. The areas under study include communicable diseases such as dengue fever, non-communicable diseases and their outcomes - such as painful crisis in sickle cell disease and asthma, as well as work and safety considerations such as heat exhaustion/heat stroke. In addition, to developing models to describe the patterns of these outcomes, main areas of current work include developing early warning and response systems to predict and mitigate adverse outcomes in the future and to improve quality of life.

Projects under this programme

  • Intervention Co-creation to Improve Community-based Food Production and Household Nutrition in Small Island Developing States (ICoFaN). Investigators: PI: Unwin (Cambridge), Forouhi (Cambridge), Guell & Morrissey (Exeter), Murphy (UWI), Hickey (McGill), Wairiu & Iese (U South Pacific), Duvivier (University of Haiti)
  • Report:  Bioavailability of Essential Amino Acids from The Common Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris). Investigators:  Asha Badaloo, Daniel Thomas, Bentley Chambers, Cliff Riley (Scientific Research Council)  
  • NIHR Global Health Research Group on Diet and Activity -A syndemic approach to the prevention of diet- and physical activity-related NCDs. Lead Investigator: Tolu Oni University of Cambridge. Joint Investigators UWI: Alafia Samuels, Marshall Tulloch-Reid, Georgiana Gordon-Strachan, Trevor Ferguson, Ishtat Govia, Nadia Bennett, Natalie Guthrie-Dixon, Ian Hambleton. Joint Investigators (Africa): Nine Co-investigators from Africa including Jean Claude Claude Mbanya, Charles Obonyo, Maylene Shung King, et. Al.
  • Regional Centre in Small Island Developing States. Lead Investigator: Georgiana Gordon –Strachan. Joint Investigators: The Lancet Countdown Commission on Climate Change and Health