Special Issue "Climate Change and Health: Progress in Methodologies"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Climate Change and Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Ho Kim
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Graduate School Of Public Health, Seoul National University, 1 Kwanak-Ro Kwanak-Gu, Seoul 08826, Korea
Interests: climate change and health; air pollution; epidemiology; epidemiological methodologies; bioinformatics; statistical consulting; clinical trials
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Prof. Dr. Yoonhee Kim
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Guest Editor
Department of Global Environmental Health, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan
Interests: climate change and health; air pollution; environmental epidemiology; epidemiological methodologies; suicide; population health

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

There has been a great deal of epidemiological research on the temperature–mortality association during the last two decades. It is now widely accepted that this association is generally U-shaped, and the estimation of the MMT (minimum mortality temperature) and RRs (relative risks) of high and low temperatures have been the main foci of the existing research. As research in climate change and health develops, innovative methodologies are required to answer emerging questions about environmental epidemiology. Such questions include interactions across sectors, space, and time; complex and cascading risks; threshold; uncertainties; varying exposure-response functions over time and space; and distributing risks, including equity. Projection studies are also receiving attention for guiding the choice of the best practices in tackling climate change. However, many methodological challenges, including uncertainty and the best presentation of the future health burden of climate change, have not yet been fully considered. Papers addressing these topics are welcomed in this Special Issue, especially those combining a high academic standard with a practical focus on providing policies related to climate change.

Prof. Dr. Ho Kim
Prof. Dr. Yoonhee Kim
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • temperature-mortality association
  • time-varying risk
  • spatial variation
  • health impact assessment
  • projection
  • cascading and complicated risks

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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