Communicating climate change and health research to policymakers is one way of creating solutions with broad impact for the growing climate-health challenges. The proposed work involves recruiting experts from a series of workshops developing interdisciplinary solutions to the impact of climate change on human health in the built environment. A trained team will support these experts in synthesizing research related to those topics for policy audiences. These research syntheses will be disseminated to state and federal legislative offices. To optimize these efforts, research communication strategies will be investigated using a series of rapid-cycle randomized controlled trials. By increasing the reach of climate change and health research to those who can use it to inform evidence-based policy solutions, this work has tremendous potential to mitigate the health risks associated with climate change.
This project is exploring how to increase the reach of climate change and health research to policymakers through science communication testing.
Assistant Research Professor, Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center (PRC)
Associate Research Professor, Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center (PRC)
Former Professor, Department of Medicine