Traditionally, medical anthropologists look at the impact of culture, society, behavior, and linguistics on vector-borne and other diseases, but scientists in NCAR's Climate Science and Applications Program integrate the role of weather and climate into the field as well. While these factors complicate the attribution of climate change and its future role with disease occurrence, they also suggest a level of control that we as a society have to reduce our risk of negative health outcomes linked to a changing climate.

5th-Grader Interviews a Medical Anthropologist by Mary Hayden

Every once in awhile an opportunity comes along to share one's professional work not in scholarly journals but rather with an inquisitive mind. Mary Hayden experienced such an opportunity with 5th-grader Axel Howard. Here is what he uncovered and shared about Mary and her work.

Education Spotlights

Climate and Health

Climate and Health from MetEd

Undergraduate (upper division), Graduate/professional