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Check out recent videos, published articles, news, and other media pertaining to the Geographic and Environmental Epidemiology Lab and its lab members, past and present, to see who we are and what were up to in the world of health geography!

IHACC emerging results booklet available on-line: Diarrheal disease among the Batwa of Kanungu,Uganda

TRAC3 emerging results booklet available online
The Tracking Research in Adaptation to Climate Change Consortium (TRAC3) was launched in 2014. Here, we present early TRAC3 research outputs, as well as relevant pre-2014 publications. Though some of these publications were not developed as TRAC3, they were all led by authors that are now members of TRAC3, reflect the research directions of the consortium, and demonstrate the foundational research that led to the creation of TRAC3.

 

Stephanie Austin and co-authors recent article featured on Institut National de Santé Publique du Québec (INSPQ)
The Institut National de Santé Publique du Québec (INSPQ) just wrote a blog post about our recently published article “Public Health Adaptation to Climate Change in Canadian Jurisdictions”

Austin, S.E.; Ford, J.D.; Berrang-Ford, L.; Araos, M.; Parker, S.; Fleury, M.D. Public Health Adaptation to Climate Change in Canadian Jurisdictions. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2015, 12, 623-651.

Systematic review approaches for climate change adaptation research

Abstract: Recent controversy has led to calls for increased standardization and transparency in the methods used to synthesize climate change research. Though these debates have focused largely on the biophysical dimensions of climate change, human dimensions research is equally in need of improved methodological approaches for research synthesis. Systematic review approaches, and more recently realist review methods, have been used within the health sciences for decades to guide research synthesis. Despite this, penetration of these approaches into the social and environmental sciences has been limited. Here, we present an analysis of approaches for systematic review and research synthesis and examine their applicability in an adaptation context. Customized review frameworks informed by systematic approaches to research synthesis provide a conceptually appropriate and practical opportunity for increasing methodological transparency and rigor in synthesizing and tracking adaptation research. This review highlights innovative applications of systematic approaches, with a focus on the unique challenges of integrating multiple data sources and formats in reviewing climate change adaptation policy and practice. We present guidelines, key considerations, and recommendations for systematic review in the social sciences in general and adaptation research in particular. We conclude by calling for increased conceptual and methodological development of systematic review approaches to address the methodological challenges of synthesizing and tracking adaptation to climate change.

Berrang-Ford, L., Pearce, T., and Ford, J.D. (2015). Find Open Access PDF here. Regional Environmental Change.

Article featured in post by the Institut national de sante publique, Quebec
The Institut National de Santé Publique du Québec (INSPQ) just wrote a blog post about our recently published article “Public Health Adaptation to Climate Change in Canadian Jurisdictions”

Austin, S.E.; Ford, J.D.; Berrang-Ford, L.; Araos, M.; Parker, S.; Fleury, M.D. Public Health Adaptation to Climate Change in Canadian Jurisdictions. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2015, 12, 623-651.

Kate Bishop-Williams featured in the Ontario Veterinary College Bulletin
A grad poster presentation looking at prevalence of acute gastrointestinal illness (AGI) in Rigolet, Nunatsiavut, earned kudos at a recent Arctic Change conference. Kate Bishop-Williams, a PhD student in the Ontario Veterinary College’s Population Medicine department, placed second at the Arctic Change conference and was featured in the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College Bulletin this week. To read the OVC Bulletin post, click here.

Emerging results e-booklet
Follow these links to view the Indigenous Health Adaptation to Climate Change (IHACC) emerging results booklets from research among Indigenous partner communities in southwestern Uganda and the Peruvian Amazon.

New Lab Members Video: Research Assistant Stephanie Austin: May 5th 2014

New Lab Members Video: PhD Student Carol Zavaleta: May 4th 2014

New Lab Members Video: Margot Charette: April 8th 2014

Newly Digitized IHACC Photobook: March 28th 2014
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New IHACC VIDEO: March 24th 2014

Recent Photos from the Field: Uganda 2014
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LAB MEMBER VIDEO’s March 2014

ISHA BERRY

FINOLA HACKETT

SIERRA CLARK

YANG GUO

Edited Book – Climate change adaptation in developed nations: 2013

Edited book, “Climate change adaptation in developing nations: from theory to practice” now availableon Springer’s website.
This 36 chapter edited volume, published in 2011, profiles examples of adaptation planning from across developed nations. Authored by leading scientists and policy makers, the book is organized around 7 sections: Section I: Introduction and overview; Section II: Climate change adaptation in the public health sector; Section III: Climate change adaptation in the industrial sector; Section IV: Climate change adaptation in the urban environment; Section V: Climate change adaptation in the agricultural sector; Section VI: Climate change adaptation in rural and resource dependent communities; and Section VII: Future directions.