Broader Impact

Emory Climate Analysis and Solutions Team (ECAST)

In 2016, a initiative under Climate@Emory brought together Emory University faculty, staff, and students to conduct climate-based projects locally and globally. One theme of projects is climate & health. As founding graduate students, Sam Peters and I co-lead projects in collaboration with the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Resilience. With the help of Emory University graduate students and alumni at the Georgia Institute of Technology, we assessed the potential public health co-benefits of Atlanta’s Climate Action Plan adopted in 2015. We presented our results at the American Public Health Association 2017 Meeting and are working with the Mayor’s Office to disseminate our findings to the Atlanta community. Currently, we are designing a spatial tool for the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Resilience to identify areas of the city that are socially, economically, and climatologically vulnerable today and into the future with climate change. We are working closely with academic, government, and non-government partners.