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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CHI members sign comments submitted to the Metropolitan Washington Air Quality Committee

CHI members sign comments submitted to the Metropolitan Washington Air Quality Committee in support of the development of an Environmental Justice Action Plan.

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CHI members receive GWSPH Research Innovation Award

CHI members Kelvin Fong and Rachel Clark receive GWSPH Research Innovation Award on Advancing Green Space Assessment in Epidemiology.

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CHI Director moderates panel at National Academies Climate and Health Day

CHI Director and Professor and Chair of EOH, Dr. Susan Anenberg, moderated a panel at the Climate and Health Day of the US Climate Action Summit.

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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!

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)