Climate and Health Institute

At the intersection of climate change, human health and equity.

From extreme drought to longer wildfire and pollen seasons, climate change is having a profound impact on human health. In addition, the health burden caused by climate change and its drivers is disproportionate, with some populations more at risk of respiratory and heat-related illnesses, water and food insecurity, disease, forced migration, and other consequences of planetary neglect. GW’s Climate & Health Institute seeks new solutions to global health and equity challenges associated with climate change, and is addressing those challenges through cross-disciplinary research, training, and action.



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Upcoming Launch Event for GW Alliance for a Sustainable Future

The official launch of the GW Alliance for a Sustainable Future will take place on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, 6 PM to 8:30 PM!

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CHI members deliver oral testimony at DC public hearing

CHI members delivered oral testimony at a public hearing before the District Committee on Transportation and the Environment on the Environmental Justice Amendment Act of 2023.

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CHI member receives HEI's Jane Warren Award

CHI member and EOH PhD candidate, Son-Yeon Kim, is the recipient of the Jane Warren Award from HEI.

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CHI member presents at SXSW

CHI member and EOH Assistant Research Professor, Dr. Daniel Goldberg, presents at SXSW.

The CHI’s 2023 Annual Report

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Chartered in May 2021, The George Washington University Climate and Health Institute (CHI) envisions an evidence-based global response by governments and stakeholders to mitigate the climate crisis and equitably improve public health. The CHI is a university-wide collaboration at GW prioritizing cross-disciplinary research, training, and action to address challenges associated with climate change.

The 2023 Annual Report highlights accomplishments of the CHI and its affiliated faculty, staff, and students during the 2022-2023 academic year.

Download the 2023 Annual Report (PDF)