Special Issue "Linking Epidemiology and Public Health Practice to Support Climate and Health Adaptation"

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: 31 August 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Micah Hahn
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Guest Editor
Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies, University of Alaska-Anchorage, Anchorage, AK 99508, USA
Interests: climate change and health; climate change; epidemiology; community adaptation; resilience planning; socio-ecological data integration; mixed methods; spatial analysis; cross-sector/interdisciplinary collaboration
Dr. Kathryn Conlon
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Assistant Guest Editor
Department of Public Health Sciences, School of Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
Interests: climate change and health; climate change epidemiology; adaptation; implementation science; intervention; evaluation; one health; planetary health; mixed methods

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the production of a Special Issue entitled “Linking Epidemiology and Public Health Practice to Support Climate and Health Adaptation” in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Climate change has become a part of our everyday lives. Unpredictable and extreme weather associated with climate change has new direct and indirect health impacts, challenging public health systems and programs that were developed under a different ecological regime. Funding for science and many public agencies is increasingly stretched thin as a result of increasing natural disasters and unforeseen public health emergencies. Evidence-based interventions for climate and health adaptation are critical for developing climate resilient communities.

We are interested in publishing papers that demonstrate innovative methods, partnerships, and adaptation strategies that link epidemiologic research to public health practice to support climate adaptation. We encourage contributions that document new methods for triangulating data to assess climate impacts on health, applied epidemiologic analyses that support climate adaptation or policy, community participatory approaches, or practical, data-driven climate adaptation interventions and evaluations of these programs. Contributions related to specific climate-related health outcomes or public health climate resilience planning, in general, are welcome.

We invite you to consider submitting your work to this Special Issue. The deadline for submission is 31 December 2020.

Dr. Micah Hahn
Dr. Kathryn Conlon
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2300 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • climate change epidemiology
  • climate and health
  • public health practice
  • community adaptation
  • health policy

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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