The Climate Adaptation Research Seminar Series is a webinar series that will share the most current adaptation research from it's members on climate-related topics. The seminars will give participants a taste of the wide breadth of research conducted by research members on the UC Davis campus.
Climate Change and Human Infectious Diseases
Presented by: Dr. Naomi Hauser
There is increasing recognition of the effects of climate change on human health. Some of these health effects include changing infectious disease patterns which are both directly and indirectly associated with climate change and its resulting extreme weather events. In this discussion I will outline some of the human infectious diseases whose prevalence and geographic distribution have changed with a changing climate and some of the ways climate change has altered the microbial world. Recognizing the relationship between climate change and infectious diseases is important to both clinical practice and research.
About the Author
Dr. Hauser is an infectious disease physician offering infectious disease specialty care for adults with general infectious diseases and specialty and primary care for those living with HIV. Additional clinical interests and responsibilities include hospital infection control and prevention and infection in burn patients. Dr. Hauser's research interests include infectious diseases as they relate to climate change and extreme weather events, environmental justice, climate migration, and One Health.