Collaborations of Consequence in Climate and Health
It is indisputable that climate change affects the personal, social and environmental determinants of health: safe drinking water, clean air, nutritious food, and secure shelter. We understand that climate change affects our communities unequally. One of the pillars of the Duke Climate Commitment is Climate and Data. With support from the Duke Endowment, Duke University undertook its first Climate and Data Expedition to focus on the intersection of Climate and Health. The expeditions leverage Duke's commitment to computational science and data analytics to improve health by drawing on data to inform problem definition and the design of solutions. Campus-wide teams were tasked with defining the direct and indirect impact of climate change on human health, reducing climate-induced health threats across the human lifespan, increasing health resilience from individuals to communities on a global scale, and producing data-based, informed public health policies. Because achieving these goals requires transdisciplinary teams, fifty-four Duke scholars rose to this challenge, engaging the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, Sanford School of Public Policy, Pratt School of Engineering, Trinity School of Arts and Sciences, School of Law, and Nicholas School of the Environment. Please join us as we celebrate these collaborations of consequence in climate and health.
Light food and drinks at the bar will be served.