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McKelvey School of Engineering

The Impact of Climate Change on Infectious Diseases

Friday, April 23 | 10:00 AM - 1:15 PM

Virtual Event

How does the health of the environment affect our health?

Catastrophic events, human migration and disease transmission are on the rise because of climate change.

Learn from national and local experts about these issues and what you can do to address them at the 8th Annual Global Health and Infectious Disease Conference.

This conference will take place from 10 am-1:15 pm on April 22 & 23. Each day will feature a webinar with presentations on a variety of topics related to climate change and infectious disease. Day two will include a panel discussion on lessons learned from COVID-19 to inform the impact of climate change on infectious disease. Additionally, attendees will have the option to sign up for virtual table conversations with speakers and organizers on each day.

Register to attend.

Event Type

Meetings & Conferences


Humanities & Society, Medicine & Health



Institute for Public Health
Event Contact

Emily Hickner | ehickner@wustl.edu

Speaker Information

More to be announced.

  • Kristie Ebi, Department of Global Health, School of Public Health, University of Washington
  • Kathleen Alexander, Professor, Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, Managing Director, Chobe Research Institute, Kasane Botswana
  • Michael Wysession, Professor, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Washington University
  • Rebecca Merrill, Division of Global Migration and Quarantine, Center for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Sara Paull, Assistant Professor, Environmental & Occupational Health, Colorado School of Public Health
  • Steve Mahfood, Former Head of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources

View full agenda and speaker information on the event website.

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