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Kristie L. Ebi

University of Washington

Based in

United States
North America

Dr. Kristie L. Ebi has been conducting research and practice on the health risks of climate variability and change for 25 years, including estimating current and future health risks of climate change; designing adaptation policies and measures to reduce risks in multi-stressor environments; and estimating the health co-benefits of mitigation policies. She has more than 200 publications and has been an author on multiple national and international climate change assessments, including the fourth U.S. National Climate Assessment and the IPCC 6th Assessment Report.

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Ebi KL, Luchters S. “Invited Perspective: Most Affected by Climate Change; Least Studied.” Environmental Health Perspectives 2021; 129: 111301.

Romanello M, McGushin A, Di Napoli C, Drummond P, Hughes N, Jamart L, et al. 2021. “The 2021 report of the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: code red for a healthy future.” Lancet 2021; 398:1619-1662.

Rockstrom J, Gupta J, Lenton TM, Lade S, Qin D, … Ebi KL, et al. “Identifying a Safe and Just Corridor for People and the Planet.” Earth’s Future 2021; 9, e2020EF001866.

Jay O, Capon A, Berry P, Broderick C, de Dear R, Havenith G, et al. “Reducing the health effects of hot weather and heat extremes: from personal cooling strategies to green cities.” Lancet 2021; 398: 709-724.

Ebi KL, Capon A, Berry P, Broderick C, de Dear R, Havenith G, et al. “Hot weather and heat extremes: health risks.” Lancet 2021; 398: 698-708.

Ebi KL, Boyer C, Ogden N, Paz S, Berry P, Campbell-Lendrum D, Hess JJ, Woodward A. “Burning embers: synthesis of the health risks of climate change.” Environmental Research Letters 2021; 16: 044042

Ebi KL, Vanos J, Baldwin JW, Bell JE, Hondula DM, Errett NA, Hayes K, Reid CE, Saha S, Spector J, Berry P. “Extreme weather and climate change: population health and health system implications.” Annual Review Public Health 2021; 10.1146/annurev-publhealth-012420-105026

Ebi KL, Hess JJ. “Health risks due to climate change: inequity in causes and consequences.” Health Affairs 2020; 39: 205602062

Ebi KL, Astrom C, Boyer CJ, Harrington LJ, Hess JJ, Honda Y, Kazura E, Stuart-Smith RF, Otto FEL. “Using detection and attribution to quantify how climate change is affecting health.” Health Affairs 2020; 39: 2168-2174

Ebi KL, Harris F, Sioen GB, Wannous C, Anyamba A, Bi P, et al. “Transdisciplinary research priorities for human and planetary health in the context of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development.” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2020; 17: 8890.