The 2011 NCAR/CDC Workshop on Climate and Health will focus on vector-borne diseases related to human health. This multi-agency climate and health workshop will provide opportunities to address vector-borne disease concerns related to climate variability and change. The purpose of the workshop is to train health professionals and early career climate and health researchers (public health officials, graduate students, post-docs and early career scientists and faculty) on how to develop robust interdisciplinary research projects in the complex area of climate and health. The week long workshop will include lectures on relevant topics in climate and climate change and in public health and human health, vulnerability studies, statistics, and special tools for analysis (e.g., GIS). In addition, a few successful research projects will be highlighted, providing detailed analyses of the methods and components of the projects that led to their success. There also will be multiple opportunities for hands on activities related to project development to bring public health practitioners and climate scientists together to discuss integration of epidemiology, ecology, behavioral science, modeling and atmospheric science.
Applications are due on May 15.