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Climate change expert to speak about health consequences of global warming – UAB News

George Luber, Ph.D., is the former chief of the Climate and Health Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Luber2George Luber, Ph.D.George Luber, Ph.D., an epidemiologist and the former chief of the Climate and Health Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will talk about the impact of climate change on our health on Wednesday, Nov. 13. His visit is sponsored by the School of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham

Luber has worked for the CDC for 17 years, where his research has focused on the impact of a hotter planet on human health, including the likely spread of mosquito-borne diseases due to warmer waters and the damage caused by long-lasting heatwaves. He is currently an adjunct professor at the Center for the Study of Human Health at Emory University.

“Dr. Luber brings enormous expertise and credibility in understanding the human health impact of climate change, and his work with governmental agencies, including local and state health departments, has been critical in advancing both our understanding and our preparation for addressing these issues,” said Paul Erwin, M.D., DrPH, dean of the UAB School of Public Health. 

Luber’s lecture, Under the Weather? The Health Consequences of a Changing Climate, is the 17th Annual Carole Samuelson Lecture in Public Health Practice. It is open to the public and will be held in Volker Hall, Lecture Room D (1103D), located at 1670 University Boulevard, from 12 to 1 p.m. on Nov. 13.

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