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  1. pmc Weather-related mortality: how heat, cold, and heat waves affect mortality in the United States
    Brooke G Anderson
    Environmental Engineering Program, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
    Epidemiology 20:205-13. 2009
  2. pmc Modeling the effects of weather and climate change on malaria transmission
    Paul Edward Parham
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Grantham Institute for Climate Change, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
    Environ Health Perspect 118:620-6. 2010
  3. pmc Extreme water-related weather events and waterborne disease
    K F Cann
    Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre, Public Health Wales, Temple of Peace and Health, Cathays Park, Cardiff, UK
    Epidemiol Infect 141:671-86. 2013
  4. ncbi Time series analysis of Japanese encephalitis and weather in Linyi City, China
    Hualiang Lin
    School of Public Health and Primary Care, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Int J Public Health 57:289-96. 2012
  5. pmc Population dynamics of Aedes aegypti and dengue as influenced by weather and human behavior in San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Roberto Barrera
    Entomology and Ecology Activity, Dengue Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Calle Cañada, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 5:e1378. 2011
  6. ncbi Malaria early warnings based on seasonal climate forecasts from multi-model ensembles
    M C Thomson
    International Research Institute for Climate and Society IRI, The Earth Institute at Columbia University, New York, New York 10964 8000, USA
    Nature 439:576-9. 2006
  7. ncbi The effect of season and weather on physical activity: a systematic review
    P Tucker
    Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Western Ontario, Ontario, Canada
    Public Health 121:909-22. 2007
  8. ncbi Cholera dynamics and El Niño-Southern Oscillation
    M Pascual
    Center of Marine Biotechnology, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute, 701 East Pratt Street, Suite 236, Columbus Center, Baltimore, MD 21202, USA
    Science 289:1766-9. 2000
  9. pmc Multiyear climate variability and dengue--El Niño southern oscillation, weather, and dengue incidence in Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Thailand: a longitudinal data analysis
    Michael A Johansson
    Dengue Branch, Division of Vector Borne Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States of America
    PLoS Med 6:e1000168. 2009
  10. pmc A weather-driven model of malaria transmission
    Moshe B Hoshen
    Virtual Population Laboratory, Department of Physics, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 7ZE, UK
    Malar J 3:32. 2004

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Publications348 found, 100 shown here

  1. pmc Weather-related mortality: how heat, cold, and heat waves affect mortality in the United States
    Brooke G Anderson
    Environmental Engineering Program, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
    Epidemiology 20:205-13. 2009
    Many studies have linked weather to mortality; however, role of such critical factors as regional variation, susceptible populations, and acclimatization remain unresolved.
  2. pmc Modeling the effects of weather and climate change on malaria transmission
    Paul Edward Parham
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Grantham Institute for Climate Change, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
    Environ Health Perspect 118:620-6. 2010
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  3. pmc Extreme water-related weather events and waterborne disease
    K F Cann
    Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre, Public Health Wales, Temple of Peace and Health, Cathays Park, Cardiff, UK
    Epidemiol Infect 141:671-86. 2013
    Global climate change is expected to affect the frequency, intensity and duration of extreme water-related weather events such as excessive precipitation, floods, and drought...
  4. ncbi Time series analysis of Japanese encephalitis and weather in Linyi City, China
    Hualiang Lin
    School of Public Health and Primary Care, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Int J Public Health 57:289-96. 2012
    ..To examine the relationship between meteorological factors and epidemiological pattern of Japanese encephalitis in Linyi City during 1956-2004...
  5. pmc Population dynamics of Aedes aegypti and dengue as influenced by weather and human behavior in San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Roberto Barrera
    Entomology and Ecology Activity, Dengue Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Calle Cañada, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 5:e1378. 2011
    Previous studies on the influence of weather on Aedes aegypti dynamics in Puerto Rico suggested that rainfall was a significant driver of immature mosquito populations and dengue incidence, but mostly in the drier areas of the island...
  6. ncbi Malaria early warnings based on seasonal climate forecasts from multi-model ensembles
    M C Thomson
    International Research Institute for Climate and Society IRI, The Earth Institute at Columbia University, New York, New York 10964 8000, USA
    Nature 439:576-9. 2006
    ..In years in which the forecast probability distribution is different from that of climatology, malaria decision-makers can use this information for improved resource allocation...
  7. ncbi The effect of season and weather on physical activity: a systematic review
    P Tucker
    Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Western Ontario, Ontario, Canada
    Public Health 121:909-22. 2007
    This study reviewed previous studies to explore the effect of season, and consequently weather, on levels of physical activity.
  8. ncbi Cholera dynamics and El Niño-Southern Oscillation
    M Pascual
    Center of Marine Biotechnology, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute, 701 East Pratt Street, Suite 236, Columbus Center, Baltimore, MD 21202, USA
    Science 289:1766-9. 2000
    ..Cholera patterns are linked to the previously described changes in the atmospheric circulation of south Asia and, consistent with these changes, to regional temperature anomalies...
  9. pmc Multiyear climate variability and dengue--El Niño southern oscillation, weather, and dengue incidence in Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Thailand: a longitudinal data analysis
    Michael A Johansson
    Dengue Branch, Division of Vector Borne Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States of America
    PLoS Med 6:e1000168. 2009
    ..The El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is a multiyear climate driver of local temperature and precipitation worldwide. Previous studies have reported varying degrees of association between ENSO and dengue incidence...
  10. pmc A weather-driven model of malaria transmission
    Moshe B Hoshen
    Virtual Population Laboratory, Department of Physics, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 7ZE, UK
    Malar J 3:32. 2004
    ..Climate is a major driving force behind malaria transmission and climate data are often used to account for the spatial, seasonal and interannual variation in malaria transmission...
  11. pmc The effect of weather on respiratory and cardiovascular deaths in 12 U.S. cities
    Alfesio L F Braga
    Environmental Epidemiology Program, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 110:859-63. 2002
    ..S. cities to estimate both the acute effects and the lagged influence of weather on respiratory and cardiovascular disease (CVD) deaths...
  12. ncbi Spatial and temporal variations of malaria epidemic risk in Ethiopia: factors involved and implications
    Tarekegn Abose Abeku
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Acta Trop 87:331-40. 2003
    ..1986 and August 1993 and factors that might have led to the events investigated using health facility records and weather data. The study showed that epidemics in specific years were associated with specific geographical areas...
  13. ncbi Ecological effects of climate fluctuations
    Nils Chr Stenseth
    Department of Biology, Division of Zoology, University of Oslo, Post Office Box 1050 Blindern, N 0316 Oslo, Norway
    Science 297:1292-6. 2002
    Climate influences a variety of ecological processes. These effects operate through local weather parameters such as temperature, wind, rain, snow, and ocean currents, as well as interactions among these...
  14. pmc Short term effects of weather on hand, foot and mouth disease
    Yien Ling Hii
    Umeå Centre for Global Health Research, Epidemiology and Global Health, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 6:e16796. 2011
    ..This study analyzed the effect of short-term changes in weather on the incidence of HFMD in Singapore.
  15. pmc Weather-based prediction of Plasmodium falciparum malaria in epidemic-prone regions of Ethiopia I. Patterns of lagged weather effects reflect biological mechanisms
    Hailay D Teklehaimanot
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Malar J 3:41. 2004
    ..The impact of temperature on the duration of a mosquito's life cycle and the sporogonic phase of the parasite could explain the inconsistent findings...
  16. pmc Time series analysis of dengue fever and weather in Guangzhou, China
    Liang Lu
    National Institute for Communicable Disease Control and Prevention, China CDC, Beijing, PR China
    BMC Public Health 9:395. 2009
    ..b>Weather variables are potential predictors of dengue incidence...
  17. ncbi Weather variables and Japanese encephalitis in the metropolitan area of Jinan city, China
    Peng Bi
    Department of Public Health, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
    J Infect 55:551-6. 2007
    To identify weather-related risk factors and their roles in Japanese encephalitis transmission and to provide policy implications for local health authorities and communities.
  18. pmc Weather and land cover influences on mosquito populations in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
    Ting Wu Chuang
    Geographic Information Science Center of Excellence, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD 57007, USA
    J Med Entomol 48:669-79. 2011
    ..Meteorological information was summarized from local weather stations. Cx. tarsalis exhibited stronger spatial autocorrelation than Ae. vexans...
  19. ncbi Weather, water quality and infectious gastrointestinal illness in two Inuit communities in Nunatsiavut, Canada: potential implications for climate change
    Sherilee L Harper
    Department of Population Medicine, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada
    Ecohealth 8:93-108. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to describe the seasonality of and explore associations between weather, water quality and occurrence of infectious gastrointestinal illnesses (IGI) in two communities in Nunatsiavut, ..
  20. pmc Weather variability affects abundance of larval Culex (Diptera: Culicidae) in storm water catch basins in suburban Chicago
    Allison M Gardner
    Department of Pathobiology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 2001 South Lincoln Avenue, Urbana IL 61802, USA
    J Med Entomol 49:270-6. 2012
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  21. ncbi Weather as an effective predictor for occurrence of dengue fever in Taiwan
    Pei Chih Wu
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, 138 Sheng Li Road, Tainan 70428, Taiwan, ROC
    Acta Trop 103:50-7. 2007
    We evaluated the impacts of weather variability on the occurrence of dengue fever in a major metropolitan city, Kaohsiung, in southern Taiwan using time-series analysis...
  22. pmc Seasonal variation in host susceptibility and cycles of certain infectious diseases
    S F Dowell
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 7:369-74. 2001
    ..in the off-season without epidemic spread; and the consistency of seasonal changes, despite wide variations in weather and human behavior...
  23. ncbi Weather changes associated with hospitalizations for cardiovascular diseases and stroke in California, 1983-1998
    K L Ebi
    Exponent Health Group, 1800 Diagonal Road, Suite 355, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
    Int J Biometeorol 49:48-58. 2004
    ..models were used to evaluate associations between temperature, precipitation, days of extreme heat, and other weather changes (lagged 7 days), as well as El Niño events, with hospitalizations for acute myocardial infarction, ..
  24. ncbi Seasonal models of herpangina and hand-foot-mouth disease to simulate annual fluctuations in urban warming in Tokyo
    Mitsuyoshi Urashima
    Department of Pediatrics, Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo 105 8461, Japan
    Jpn J Infect Dis 56:48-53. 2003
    ..models to predict fluctuations in rates of herpangina (HA) and hand-foot-mouth disease (HFMD) associated with weather conditions and calendar months in Tokyo, Japan...
  25. pmc A nice day for an infection? Weather conditions and social contact patterns relevant to influenza transmission
    Lander Willem
    Center for Health Economics Research and Modeling of Infectious Diseases, Center for the Evaluation of Vaccinations, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
    PLoS ONE 7:e48695. 2012
    ..b>Weather conditions are believed to affect virus survival, efficiency of transmission and host immunity, but seasonality ..
  26. ncbi Invasion of Phytophthora infestans at the landscape level: how do spatial scale and weather modulate the consequences of spatial heterogeneity in host resistance?
    Peter Skelsey
    Wageningen University, Department of Plant Sciences, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Phytopathology 100:1146-61. 2010
    ..effectiveness of mixing resistant and susceptible cultivars at different spatial scales under the influence of weather. The model framework comprised a landscape generator, a potato late blight model that includes host and pathogen ..
  27. pmc Weather and the transmission of bacillary dysentery in Jinan, northern China: a time-series analysis
    Ying Zhang
    Discipline of Public Health, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
    Public Health Rep 123:61-6. 2008
    This article aims to quantify the relationship between weather variations and bacillary dysentery in Jinan, a city in northern China with a temperate climate, to reach a better understanding of the effect of weather variations on enteric ..
  28. ncbi The demographic impact of extreme events: stochastic weather drives survival and population dynamics in a long-lived seabird
    M Frederiksen
    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Hill of Brathens, Banchory, UK
    J Anim Ecol 77:1020-9. 2008
    1. Most scenarios for future climate change predict increased variability and thus increased frequency of extreme weather events...
  29. pmc Weather and air pollution as triggers of severe headaches
    Kenneth J Mukamal
    Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Neurology 72:922-7. 2009
    The roles of weather conditions and air pollution as triggers of headache have been inconsistent in previous, generally small studies.
  30. pmc How do people solve the "weather prediction" task?: individual variability in strategies for probabilistic category learning
    Mark A Gluck
    Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience, Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey 07102, USA
    Learn Mem 9:408-18. 2002
    ..One paradigm in particular, the weather prediction task, has been used in over half a dozen neuropsychological and neuroimaging studies to date...
  31. ncbi A role of high impact weather events in waterborne disease outbreaks in Canada, 1975 - 2001
    Kate M Thomas
    Department of Population Medicine, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Environ Health Res 16:167-80. 2006
    ..to describe the incidence and distribution of waterborne disease outbreaks in Canada in relation to preceding weather conditions and to test the association between high impact weather events and waterborne disease outbreaks...
  32. ncbi Climate-based descriptive models of dengue fever: the 2002 epidemic in Colima, Mexico
    Gerardo Chowell
    Los Alamos National Laboratory, Mathematical Modeling and Analysis and Statistics Science, Los Alamos, NM 87545, USA
    J Environ Health 68:40-4, 55. 2006
    ..Two simpler linear models with variables significant at the 99 percent confidence level were correlated with 88 percent (Precipitation + Evaporation) and 79 percent (Precipitation + Maximum Temperature) of the observed variance...
  33. ncbi Age, sex, density, winter weather, and population crashes in Soay sheep
    T Coulson
    Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London, Regent s Park, London NW1 4RY, UK
    Science 292:1528-31. 2001
    ..of population size, and because animals of different age and sex respond in different ways to density and weather, identical weather conditions can result in different dynamics in populations of equal size...
  34. ncbi Health effects of hot weather: from awareness of risk factors to effective health protection
    Shakoor Hajat
    British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Lancet 375:856-63. 2010
    ..Because of the increasing concerns about climate change and deadly heatwaves in the past, the health effects of hot weather are fast becoming a global public health challenge for the 21st century...
  35. pmc The effects of particulate air pollution on daily deaths: a multi-city case crossover analysis
    J Schwartz
    Harvard School of Public Health, Exposure, Epidemiology, and Risk Program, 401 Park Drive, Suite 415 West, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Occup Environ Med 61:956-61. 2004
    ..Recently, several reports have indicated that the software used to control for season and weather in some of these studies had deficiencies.
  36. ncbi Seasonality and daily weather conditions in relation to myocardial infarction and sudden cardiac death in Olmsted County, Minnesota, 1979 to 2002
    Yariv Gerber
    Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 48:287-92. 2006
    We assessed the relationship of season and weather types with myocardial infarction (MI) and sudden cardiac death (SCD) in a geographically defined population, and tested the hypothesis that the increased risk in winter was related to ..
  37. ncbi Impact of weather on marathon-running performance
    Matthew R Ely
    U S Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, Natick, MA 01760, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 39:487-93. 2007
    Marathon running performance slows in warm weather conditions, but the quantitative impact of weather has not been established.
  38. ncbi Building human resilience: the role of public health preparedness and response as an adaptation to climate change
    Mark E Keim
    National Center for Environmental Health, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, CDC, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3724, USA
    Am J Prev Med 35:508-16. 2008
    Global climate change will increase the probability of extreme weather events, including heatwaves, drought, wildfire, cyclones, and heavy precipitation that could cause floods and landslides...
  39. pmc Weather-driven variation in dengue activity in Australia examined using a process-based modeling approach
    Melanie Bannister-Tyrrell
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, and Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 88:65-72. 2013
    The impact of weather variation on dengue transmission in Cairns, Australia, was determined by applying a process-based dengue simulation model (DENSiM) that incorporated local meteorologic, entomologic, and demographic data...
  40. ncbi Impact of weather factors on Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia
    D Onozuka
    Department of Planning Information and Administration, Fukuoka Institute of Health and Environmental Sciences, Dazaifu shi, Fukuoka, Japan
    Thorax 64:507-11. 2009
    Although multiple combinations of weather factors may contribute to an increased incidence of Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia, few studies have investigated the association between weather factors and cases of M pneumoniae pneumonia.
  41. pmc Bird migration flight altitudes studied by a network of operational weather radars
    Adriaan M Dokter
    Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute, De Bilt, The Netherlands
    J R Soc Interface 8:30-43. 2011
    ..automated method for the detection and quantification of bird migration was developed for operational C-band weather radar, measuring bird density, speed and direction as a function of altitude...
  42. pmc Congruent responses to weather variability in high arctic herbivores
    Audun Stien
    Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, Fram Centre, 9296 Tromsø, Norway
    Biol Lett 8:1002-5. 2012
    Assessing the role of weather in the dynamics of wildlife populations is a pressing task in the face of rapid environmental change...
  43. ncbi Effects of weather on the performance of marathon runners
    Timo Vihma
    Finnish Meteorological Institute, PO Box 503, 00101 Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Biometeorol 54:297-306. 2010
    ..Due to decadal trends in the finishing time not related to weather, the finishing time anomaly (FTA) was calculated as the deviation of the annual finishing time from the linear ..
  44. pmc Day length and weather effects on children's physical activity and participation in play, sports, and active travel
    Anna Goodman
    Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    J Phys Act Health 9:1105-16. 2012
    Children in primary school are more physically active in the spring/summer. Little is known about the relative contributions of day length and weather, however, or about the underlying behavioral mediators.
  45. ncbi Seasonal weather, nutrients, and conspecific presence impacts on the southern house mosquito oviposition dynamics in combined sewage overflows
    An T Nguyen
    Department of Environmental Studies, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Med Entomol 49:1328-38. 2012
    ..study we manipulated the amount of nutrients by further enriching combined sewage overflow water, and tracked weather variables, organic nutrient concentration, exposure time to conspecifics, and the number of egg rafts collected ..
  46. ncbi The impact of weather conditions on Culex pipiens and Culex restuans (Diptera: Culicidae) abundance: a case study in Peel Region
    Jiafeng Wang
    Laboratory of Mathematical Parallel Systems Centre for Disease Modelling LAMPS CDM, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, York University, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3 Canada
    J Med Entomol 48:468-75. 2011
    Mosquito populations are sensitive to long-term variations in climate and short-term variations in weather. Mosquito abundance is a key determinant of outbreaks of mosquito-borne diseases, such as West Nile virus (WNV)...
  47. pmc The effects of daily weather on accelerometer-measured physical activity
    Joe Feinglass
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Phys Act Health 8:934-43. 2011
    This study analyzes Chicago-area weather effects on objectively measured physical activity over a 3-year period among a cohort of 241 participants in an on-going arthritis physical activity trial.
  48. ncbi The role of weather in mediating the effect of mercury exposure on reproductive success in tree swallows
    Kelly K Hallinger
    Department of Biology, College of William and Mary, Institute for Integrative Bird Behavior Studies, Williamsburg, VA 23187, USA
    Ecotoxicology 20:1368-77. 2011
    ..The magnitude of this difference was weather-dependent: unusually high ambient temperatures encountered early in the nestling period were associated with ..
  49. ncbi Overview of deaths associated with natural events, United States, 1979-2004
    Maria T F Thacker
    Division of Health Studies, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Disasters 32:303-15. 2008
    ..Most deaths associated with natural events are preventable and society can take action to decrease the morbidity and mortality connected with them...
  50. pmc Beyond climate envelopes: effects of weather on regional population trends in butterflies
    Michiel F Wallisdevries
    De Vlinderstichting Dutch Butterfly Conservation, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Oecologia 167:559-71. 2011
    ..Amongst others, an improved understanding of the effects of current weather on population trends is required...
  51. pmc Time-series analysis of weather and mortality patterns in Nairobi's informal settlements
    Thaddaeus Egondi
    African Population and Health Research Center, Nairobi, Kenya
    Glob Health Action 5:23-32. 2012
    Many studies have established a link between weather (primarily temperature) and daily mortality in developed countries. However, little is known about this relationship in urban populations in sub-Saharan Africa.
  52. pmc The impact of weather on influenza and pneumonia mortality in New York City, 1975-2002: a retrospective study
    Robert E Davis
    Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e34091. 2012
    ..019). This research supports the contention that cold, dry air may be related to influenza mortality and suggests that warning systems could provide enough lead time to be effective in mitigating the effects...
  53. pmc The complex relationship between weather and dengue virus transmission in Thailand
    Karen M Campbell
    Computational Science Research Center, San Diego State University, San Diego, California Department of Mathematics and Statistics, San Diego State University, San Diego, California Office of Disease Prevention and Control 1, Bangkok, Thailand Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis, California Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 89:1066-80. 2013
    Using a novel analytical approach, weather dynamics and seasonal dengue virus transmission cycles were profiled for each Thailand province, 1983-2001, using monthly assessments of cases, temperature, humidity, and rainfall...
  54. ncbi Warm, wet weather associated with increased Legionnaires' disease incidence in The Netherlands
    I Karagiannis
    Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu National Institute for Public Health and the Environment RIVM, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Epidemiol Infect 137:181-7. 2009
    It has been suggested that warm and humid weather is related to a high incidence of Legionnaires' disease (LD), but no data on this association existed in The Netherlands...
  55. pmc Local population and regional environmental drivers of cholera in Bangladesh
    Michael Emch
    Department of Geography, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, USA
    Environ Health 9:2. 2010
    ..Previous work in Bangladesh found that temporal patterns of cholera are positively related to satellite-derived environmental variables including ocean chlorophyll concentration (OCC)...
  56. ncbi Influence of weather on daily hospital admissions for acute myocardial infarction (from the Korea Acute Myocardial Infarction Registry)
    Jang Hoon Lee
    Department of Internal Medicine, Kyungpook National University Hospital, Chung Ku, Daegu, Republic of Korea
    Int J Cardiol 144:16-21. 2010
    ..We investigated the association between meteorological parameters and hospital admissions for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in a temperate and continental climate, Korea...
  57. ncbi Distributions of pharmaceuticals in an urban estuary during both dry- and wet-weather conditions
    Mark J Benotti
    Marine Sciences Research Center, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York 11794 5000, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 41:5795-802. 2007
    ..Concentrations throughout the bay are often consistent with conservative behavior during dry-weather conditions, as evidenced by nearly linear concentration-salinity relationships...
  58. ncbi Impact of changing water levels and weather on Oncomelania hupensis hupensis populations, the snail host of Schistosoma japonicum, downstream of the Three Gorges Dam
    Edmund Y W Seto
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Ecohealth 5:149-58. 2008
    ..Oncomelania hupensis hupensis, the snail host for Schistosoma japonicum, in response to changing water levels and weather from 1998 to 2002...
  59. ncbi Weather and emergency room visits for migraine headaches in Ottawa, Canada
    P J Villeneuve
    Air Health Effects Division, Health Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Headache 46:64-72. 2006
    Self-reported surveys have indicated that weather can trigger migraine headaches. However, to date, we know of no previous study that has examined the relationship between weather and emergency room (ER) visits for this condition.
  60. pmc Host, weather and virological factors drive norovirus epidemiology: time-series analysis of laboratory surveillance data in England and Wales
    Ben Lopman
    Gastrointestinal, Emerging and Zoonotic Infections Department, Centre for Infections, Health Protection Agency, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 4:e6671. 2009
    ..Viral populations are dynamic and evolve under positive selection pressure...
  61. ncbi Day length and weather conditions profoundly affect physical activity levels in older functionally impaired people
    D Sumukadas
    Section of Ageing and Health, Division of Medicine and Therapeutics, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 63:305-9. 2009
    ..Few objective data exist on the effect of weather on physical activity levels in this group...
  62. ncbi Effect of Chinook winds on the probability of migraine headache occurrence
    J Piorecky
    University of Calgary and Calgary General Hospital, Alberta, Canada
    Headache 37:153-8. 1997
    Our objective was to determine if Chinook weather conditions in the Calgary area increase the probability of headache attacks in migraine sufferers...
  63. ncbi Dengue fever and El Nino/Southern Oscillation in Queensland, Australia: a time series predictive model
    Wenbiao Hu
    School of Population Health, The University of Queensland, Herston Road, Herston, Queensland 4006, Australia
    Occup Environ Med 67:307-11. 2010
    ..It remains unclear over whether it is possible to develop an epidemic forecasting model for transmission of dengue fever in Queensland, Australia...
  64. ncbi Weather-induced ischemia and arrhythmia in patients undergoing cardiac rehabilitation: another difference between men and women
    Alexandra Schneider
    Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen, German Research Center for Environmental Health, Institute of Epidemiology, Neuherberg, Germany
    Int J Biometeorol 52:535-47. 2008
    ..like changing meteorological parameters, the objective of this longitudinal study was to analyze the influence of weather parameters on blood pressure, arrhythmia and ischemia in cardiovascular patients...
  65. pmc Variations in entomological indices in relation to weather patterns and malaria incidence in East African highlands: implications for epidemic prevention and control
    Mojca Kristan
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Malar J 7:231. 2008
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  66. pmc The potential impacts of climate variability and change on health impacts of extreme weather events in the United States
    G Greenough
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 109:191-8. 2001
    Extreme weather events such as precipitation extremes and severe storms cause hundreds of deaths and injuries annually in the United States. Climate change may alter the frequency, timing, intensity, and duration of these events...
  67. pmc Resilience to the health risks of extreme weather events in a changing climate in the United States
    Kristie L Ebi
    Department of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 8:4582-95. 2011
    ..vulnerability to climate variability, but do not necessarily increase resilience to future (and different) weather patterns...
  68. pmc Space-time variation of malaria incidence in Yunnan province, China
    Archie C A Clements
    University of Queensland, School of Population Health, Queensland, Australia
    Malar J 8:180. 2009
    ..Understanding spatio-temporal variation in malaria incidence provides a basis for effective disease control planning and monitoring...
  69. pmc Environmental, socio-demographic and behavioural determinants of malaria risk in the western Kenyan highlands: a case-control study
    Kacey C Ernst
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Trop Med Int Health 14:1258-65. 2009
    ..To identify risk factors for uncomplicated malaria in highland areas of East Africa at higher risk of malaria epidemics, in order to design appropriate interventions...
  70. pmc Weather-based prediction of Plasmodium falciparum malaria in epidemic-prone regions of Ethiopia II. Weather-based prediction systems perform comparably to early detection systems in identifying times for interventions
    Hailay D Teklehaimanot
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Malar J 3:44. 2004
    ..Early warning methods that provide earlier alerts (usually by the use of weather variables) may permit control measures to interrupt transmission earlier in the epidemic, perhaps at the expense ..
  71. ncbi Public perception and behavior change in relationship to hot weather and air pollution
    Jan C Semenza
    School of Community Health, Portland State University, P O Box 751, Portland, OR 97207 0751, USA
    Environ Res 107:401-11. 2008
    ..Changes in climate systems are increasing heat wave frequency and air stagnation, both conditions associated with exacerbating poor air quality and of considerable public health concern...
  72. ncbi Epidemiologic study of mortality during the Summer 2003 heat wave in Italy
    Susanna Conti
    Bureau of Statistics, National Centre of Epidemiology, Surveillance and Promotion of Health, Italian National Institute of Health Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Viale Regina Elena 299, 00161 Rome, Italy
    Environ Res 98:390-9. 2005
    ....
  73. ncbi Effects of weather on pedometer-determined physical activity in children
    James Scott Duncan
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 40:1432-8. 2008
    The effects of weather conditions on children's physical activity have not been well described.
  74. pmc Prediction of Peromyscus maniculatus (deer mouse) population dynamics in Montana, USA, using satellite-driven vegetation productivity and weather data
    Rachel A Loehman
    US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station Fire Sciences Laboratory, 5775 West US Hwy 10, Missoula, Montana 59808, USA
    J Wildl Dis 48:348-60. 2012
    ..Sequential changes in weather and plant productivity (trophic cascades) have been noted as likely catalysts of deer mouse population irruptions,..
  75. ncbi Infectious disease outbreaks related to drinking water in Canada, 1974-2001
    Corinne J Schuster
    HPRP Project 045032, University of Guelph, ON
    Can J Public Health 96:254-8. 2005
    ....
  76. ncbi Different transmission patterns in the early stages of the influenza A(H1N1)v pandemic: a comparative analysis of 12 European countries
    Stefan Flasche
    Centre for Infections, Health Protection Agency, London, UK
    Epidemics 3:125-33. 2011
    ..distribution of the imported cases, differences in contact patterns, mitigation strategies, school holidays and weather patterns. No single factor was able to explain the differences sufficiently...
  77. ncbi Decomposing the association of completed suicide with air pollution, weather, and unemployment data at different time scales
    Albert C Yang
    Department of Psychiatry, Chu Tung Veterans Hospital, Hsin Chu County, Taiwan
    J Affect Disord 129:275-81. 2011
    ..This study comprehensively assesses the temporal relationship between suicide and air pollution, weather, and unemployment variables in Taipei City from January 1 1991 to December 31 2008.
  78. ncbi Modeling epidemics caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
    A Weber
    Institut für Informatik II, Universitat Bonn, Romerstrasse 164, 53117 Bonn, Germany
    Math Biosci 172:95-113. 2001
    ..Estimates of the basic reproduction number (R(0)) ranged from 1.2 to 2.1 with the SIRS model, and from 5.4 to 7.1 with the model with gradual acquisition of partial immunity...
  79. ncbi . . . But watch out for the weather: factors affecting adherence to progressive resistance exercise for persons with COPD
    Simone D O'Shea
    School of Physiotherapy, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev 27:166-74; quiz 175-6. 2007
    ..The purpose of this investigation was to explore adherence factors to a progressive resistance exercise program for persons with COPD...
  80. pmc Short report: Asthma admissions and weather conditions in Costa Rica
    J F Chavarría
    National Children s Hospital, PO Box 1654 1000, San Jose, Costa Rica, Central America
    Arch Dis Child 84:514-5. 2001
    ..In Costa Rica there is little information about asthma admissions. In this report the monthly asthma admissions and weather data for a seven year period were reviewed...
  81. ncbi Climate change: the importance of place
    Jeremy J Hess
    National Center for Environmental Health, CDC, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3717, USA
    Am J Prev Med 35:468-78. 2008
    ..In considering the importance of place, we highlight the concepts of community resilience and risk management, key aspects of a robust response to climate change in public health and other sectors...
  82. ncbi Windy weather and low humidity are associated with an increased number of hospital admissions for acute pain and sickle cell disease in an urban environment with a maritime temperate climate
    Simon Jones
    School of Mathematics, Kingston University, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, UK
    Br J Haematol 131:530-3. 2005
    ..The effect of high wind and low humidity is likely to be related to skin cooling...
  83. ncbi Relationships between weather and myocardial infarction: a biometeorological approach
    Marco Morabito
    Interdepartmental Centre of Bioclimatology University of Florence, Piazzale delle Cascine 18, 50144, Florence, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 105:288-93. 2005
    To calculate threshold values of weather discomfort which increase the risk of hospital admissions for myocardial infarction in winter and summer.
  84. pmc Assessing the effects of weather conditions on physical activity participation using objective measures
    Catherine B Chan
    Departments of Physiology and Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2R3, Canada
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 6:2639-54. 2009
    ..The weather has been identified as a perceived barrier to participation in physical activity, but exactly which adverse ..
  85. ncbi The role of weather on the relation between influenza and influenza-like illness
    Sander P van Noort
    Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia, Apartado 14, Oeiras 2781 901, Portugal
    J Theor Biol 298:131-7. 2012
    ..b>Weather factors have been shown to influence the manifestation of influenza-like symptoms...
  86. ncbi Association of weather conditions with childhood admissions for wheezy bronchitis or asthma in Athens
    Kostas N Priftis
    Department of Allergy Pneumonology, Penteli Children s Hospital, P Penteli, Greece
    Respiration 73:783-90. 2006
    ..The association between asthma morbidity and meteorological conditions is well documented, but it is not clear to what extent more specific meteorological variables are implicated...
  87. ncbi Copenhagen--a significant source of birch (Betula) pollen?
    Carsten Ambelas Skjøth
    National Environmental Research Institute, University of Aarhus, Frederiksborgvej 399, Roskilde, Denmark
    Int J Biometeorol 52:453-62. 2008
    ..We suggest, that these differences in time and space in the pollen levels are mapped using an integrated monitoring strategy...
  88. ncbi Migraine and weather: a prospective diary-based analysis
    Karin Zebenholzer
    Medical University of Vienna, Austria
    Cephalalgia 31:391-400. 2011
    b>Weather is mentioned as a trigger factor by migraine patients most frequently...
  89. pmc Wide variability in physical activity environments and weather-related outdoor play policies in child care centers within a single county of Ohio
    Kristen A Copeland
    General and Community Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, 3333 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45229, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 165:435-42. 2011
    ..To examine the variability of physical activity environments and outdoor play policies in child care centers and to determine whether this variability is associated with the demographic characteristics of the child care centers surveyed...
  90. ncbi Lead levels in Eurasian otters decline with time and reveal interactions between sources, prevailing weather, and stream chemistry
    Elizabeth A Chadwick
    Cardiff University School of Biosciences, Museum Avenue, Cardiff CF10 3AX, UK
    Environ Sci Technol 45:1911-6. 2011
    ..Opportunistic collection of samples from wildlife mortalities provided a valuable opportunity for monitoring environmental contamination, interpretation of which was aided by spatially explicit analysis of environmental variables...
  91. pmc Temporal associations between weather and headache: analysis by empirical mode decomposition
    Albert C Yang
    Department of Psychiatry, Chu Tung Veterans Hospital, Hsin Chu County, Taiwan
    PLoS ONE 6:e14612. 2011
    Patients frequently report that weather changes trigger headache or worsen existing headache symptoms...
  92. ncbi Greenhouse gas fluxes in an eastern Corn Belt soil: weather, nitrogen source, and rotation
    Guillermo Hernandez-Ramirez
    USDA ARS, National Soil Tilth Lab, Ames, IA 50011 3120, USA
    J Environ Qual 38:841-54. 2009
    ..of carbon dioxide (CO(2)), methane (CH(4)), and nitrous oxide (N(2)O) as affected by management practices and weather. Gas fluxes were measured by vented, static chambers in Drummer and Raub soil series during two growing seasons...
  93. ncbi Numerical simulation of birch pollen dispersion with an operational weather forecast system
    Heike Vogel
    Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe Universität Karlsruhe, Postfach 3640, 76021, Karlsruhe, Germany
    Int J Biometeorol 52:805-14. 2008
    ..Since COSMO-ART is based on the operational forecast model of the German Weather Service, we are presenting a feasibility study of daily pollen forecast based on methods which have been ..
  94. ncbi Predicting days of high allergenic risk during Betula pollination using weather types
    K Laaidi
    Climat and Santé, Centre d Epidémiologie de Populations, Dijon, France
    Int J Biometeorol 45:124-32. 2001
    ..to build up a picture of the influence of meteorological conditions on pollen and pollinosis, taking account of weather types, pollen concentrations in the air and pollinosis symptoms, with the aim of preventing allergic responses...
  95. ncbi Summary of the mortality impact assessment of the 2003 heat wave in France
    P Pirard
    Institut de Veille Sanitaire, Département Santé Environnement, Saint Maurice, France
    Euro Surveill 10:153-6. 2005
    ..Based on these results, the French government developed a Heat Health Watch Warning System and set up a preventive action plan for each region in 2004...
  96. ncbi How does local weather predict red deer home range size at different temporal scales?
    Inger Maren Rivrud
    Department of Biology, Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis CEES, University of Oslo, P O Box 1066 Blindern, NO 0316 Oslo, Norway
    J Anim Ecol 79:1280-95. 2010
    ..Insight on the behavioural basis of responses to climate enables more accurate predictions of possible nonlinear relationships to future global warming...
  97. pmc Thunderstorm outflows preceding epidemics of asthma during spring and summer
    G B Marks
    Institute of Respiratory Medicine, University of Sydney, NSW 2050, Australia
    Thorax 56:468-71. 2001
    ..A study was undertaken to assess the importance of thunderstorms as a cause of epidemics of asthma exacerbations and to investigate the underlying mechanism...
  98. ncbi Cattle, weather and water: mapping Escherichia coli O157:H7 infections in humans in England and Scotland
    P Money
    School of Life Sciences, Kingston University, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, London KT1 2EE, UK
    Environ Microbiol 12:2633-44. 2010
    ..coli O157:H7 infection among hospitalized patients. This review attempts to suggest why this phenomenon occurs, paying particular attention to weather, animal movement and private water supplies.
  99. ncbi Weather and notified Campylobacter infections in temperate and sub-tropical regions of Australia: an ecological study
    Peng Bi
    Discipline of Public Health, University of Adelaide, North Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
    J Infect 57:317-23. 2008
    The relationship between weather and food-borne diseases has been of great concern recently...
  100. ncbi Climate change and infectious disease: stormy weather ahead?
    Paul R Epstein
    Center for Health and the Global Environment, Harvard Medical School, 333 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Epidemiology 13:373-5. 2002
  101. ncbi Assessing the roles of temperature, precipitation, and ENSO in dengue re-emergence on the Texas-Mexico border region
    Joan M Brunkard
    Department of Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz, California, USA
    Salud Publica Mex 50:227-34. 2008
    The goal of this study was to assess linkages between microclimate and longer-term ENSO-related weather forcing on the week-to-week changes in dengue prevalence in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, over a recent decade of dengue observations.

Research Grants66

  1. Third International Workshop on Seizure Prediction - Freiburg, Germany, 2007
    Hitten Zaveri; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..into mechanism-focused research and will involve experts working on the prediction of complex phenomenon such as weather. Investigators whose participation will be supported will include invited speakers, junior and senior ..
  2. Climate Change and Adverse Birth Outcomes: Assessing the Vulnerability of Pregnan
    Shao Lin; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..provided by applicant): Global warming will lead to more intense, frequent, and longer-lasting extreme weather events, that have been associated with increased mortality...
  3. Gene expression responses to air pollution and modification by genetic variation
    Sharine Wittkopp; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Air pollution is of considerable importance in the Los Angeles (LA) basin due to a unique combination of weather, topography and traffic...
  4. Age and Control of Human Skin Flow
    W Larry Kenney; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..morbidities and mortalities and the relative risk of death from all causes increases during cold and hot weather. Because core temperature excursions during even mild heating or cooling (i.e...
  5. PROJECTED HEAT WAVE MAGNITUDES AND PUBLIC HEALTH IMPACTS
    Helene G Margolis; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..heat-related morbidity/mortality (HRMM) is preventable, yet extreme heat events (EHE) remain the leading cause of weather-related deaths in the United States...
  6. The Association of Chronic Exposure to Particulate Matter Air Pollutants, Inflamm
    RODRIGO XAVIER ARMIJOS; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The multivariate statistical models will also consider the contributions of pollutant gases, weather conditions, and other potential covariates. To investigate whether chronic exposure to high PM2...
  7. Climate Variability / Change and the Risks for a Spectrum of Diseases
    Shao Lin; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..Summary / Abstract Climate change affects the environment and increases the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events. Thus, its public health impact could be substantial...
  8. Reducing Social Disparities of Heatwave Impacts in a Changing Climate
    MARIE SYLVIA O apos NEILL; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..is projected to increase the frequency and intensity of heatwaves, and heat is already one of the principal weather-related causes of mortality in the U.S...
  9. A Translational Framework for Methodological Rigor to Improve Patient Centered Ou
    Francesca Dominici; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..analysis of Medicare data and their linkage by geography and time to other data sources, such us air pollution, weather, and socioeconomic status...
  10. Ecological Analysis of Activity, Eating, &Weight in Adolescents
    James F Sallis; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Additional correlates will include crime and weather;psychosocial variables assessed by instruments specific to each target behavior;parent support;neighborhood ..
  11. Impact of Air Pollution, Weather, and Lifestyle on Health in Older Americans
    HELEN SUH MACINTOSH; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ....
  12. Assessing the Cumulative Climate-Related Health Risks in the Eastern U.S.
    Yang Liu; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..S. We define the eastern U.S. as our study domain. We will couple the Community Climate System Model (CCSM3), the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model, and the Community Multiscale Air Quality modeling system (CMAQ) to generate ..
  13. Space-time Modeling for Linking Climate Change,Pollutant Exposure, Built Environm
    Montserrat Fuentes; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..and pollution variables for better characterization of extremes, tail behavior, and complex dependences between weather and pollution...
  14. Effects of Climate Change on Cholera Dynamics and Prediction
    Shafiqul Islam; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..to be more frequent and intense;(b) almost all cholera outbreaks originate near the coastal areas;and (c) extreme weather and climate events are likely to have significant effects on the outbreak and transmission of cholera vibrio...
  15. The Logics for HIV Risk among Street-Based Heroin Injectors
    Philippe Bourgois; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..and basic survival needs infrastructures including transportation systems, food, and shelter from inclement weather. An experienced ethnographic team in both cities will collect data on individual-level HIV risk behaviors at ..
  16. OVARIECTOMY UPREGULATES BONE TURNOVER THROUGH T CELL-STROMAL CROSSTALK
    Roberto Pacifici; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Therefore, in Aim 1 we will investigate weather the ovx induced increased colocalization of OC and T cells is a cause or a consequence of stimulated bone ..
  17. Impact of Hurricane Sandy on Morbidity and Mortality in NYC
    Tiffany Harris; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..effects of the storm on NYC's built environment including widespread power and heat outages followed by cold weather;large numbers of people sheltering in place in high-rise residential buildings where power outages disabled ..
  18. Air Pollution, Systemic Inflammation, and Sub-Clinical Atherosclerosis in High-Al
    RODRIGO XAVIER ARMIJOS; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The multivariate statistical models will also consider the contributions of pollutant gases, weather conditions, altitude, and other potential covariates...
  19. Overwintering mortality of nymphal Ixodes scapularis, Lyme disease vector, in a c
    RICHARD S contact OSTFELD; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..at two-week intervals to determine when mortality rates peak and whether this is associated with extreme weather events...
  20. The Physiologic Response to Weather Changes and Extremes in an Elderly Cohort
    Joel D Schwartz; Fiscal Year: 2012
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Global warming will produce increased extreme weather events as well as higher temperatures and these have been associated with increased morbidity and mortality...
  21. Climate Change and Cardiac Vulnerability in Humans
    Antonella Zanobetti; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..analyses to more traditional analyses evaluating (a) the associations of short-term exposures to individual weather parameters on the risk of clinical outcomes;(b) effect modification of weather effects by pollutant exposures and ..
  22. Impact of Climate-Responsive Design on Heat-Related Morbidity and Mortality in La
    Brian Stone; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..excessive temperatures are now responsible for more annual fatalities, on average, than any other form of extreme weather, there is a critical need to investigate the potential for land use planning in cities to abate projected warming ..
  23. Vulnerability to Health Effects of Wildfires under a Changing Climate in Western
    Michelle L Bell; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..5 from other pollutant sources. In Aim 2 (risk estimation) we will develop a data set that links information on weather conditions, individual-level data on hospital admissions and co-morbidities, and community factors (e.g...
  24. Assessing Health Effects and Risk Factors after Hurricane Sandy in NYS
    Shao Lin; Fiscal Year: 2013
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Climate change will lead to more extreme weather events such as heatwaves and hurricanes, which were found to be associated with increased mortality and morbidity...
  25. The Burden of Chikungunya and Dengue Transmission, Infection and Disease in Kenya
    Angelle Desiree LaBeaud; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..urban settings by integrating data on circulation in humans (Aim 1) and vectors (Aim 2) with environmental and weather/climate data collected both in situ and using satellite imagery...
  26. Northstar (Phases I and II)
    SAVINA HAYWOOD; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..physical size, lack of road access to most communities, natural barriers and some of the earth's harshest weather have limited the state's ability to educate its citizens, provide adequate health care, and even to provide ..
  27. Uncertainties in Modeling Spatially-Resolved Climate Change Health Impacts
    Yang Liu; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Our proposed study will take advantage of the air pollution and weather projections data that are currently being generated in a project ('Assessing the Cumulative Climate-Related ..
  28. Data Sharing and Privacy Protection in Digital-Age Environmental Health Studies
    Latanya Sweeney; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..pose risks through novel linkage strategies using data such as on real estate, environmental compliance, permits, weather, and consumer purchases...
  29. Climate Variability, Migration and Intergenerational Transfers
    Leah K VanWey; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..with precipitation measures constructed from hourly rainfall data from approximately the last 35 years from 256 weather stations in Mexico...
  30. Firefighter Mask
    GIRISH SRINIVAS; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Sudden changes in weather or fire conditions increase the chances of being entrapped by a wildfire or caught in the burnover of an ..
  31. Children's Health and Vulnerability to Heat and Ozone in New York City
    Perry Elizabeth Sheffield; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..an epidemiologic analysis of child health outcomes in multiple, diverse NYC communities during warm summer weather. Results of this research will be shared with city agencies to inform near-term climate adaptation as well as ..
  32. Risk, Insurance and the Family
    Robert M Townsend; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..In the face of risk and hardship, poor and lower middle class families often lack the tools to weather hard times and plan for their future...
  33. Environmental sampling of Leptospira species to link to human leptospirosis cases
    TALIMA ROSS PEARSON; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Livestock, pets and peridomestic rats as well as weather patterns are thought to play significant roles in environmental cycling and have been correlated to leptospirosis ..
  34. Statistiscal methods for population health research on chemical mixtures
    Francesca Dominici; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..We will apply methods to national databases of air pollution, weather, and health for estimating the toxicity of the PM mixture on a national scale (A.4)...
  35. Social Vulnerability and Climatic Drivers of Enteric Disease in Rural Ecuador
    Karen Levy; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..of gastrointestinal disease for approximately 4,000 people living in 21 villages in rural Ecuador;2) Daily weather data for the same region available since 1965;and 3) a rich dataset on social and infrastructure conditions in ..
  36. A national scale assessment of the impact of climate change on asthma morbidity
    Amir Sapkota; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..climate change signals using metrics likely to be strongly associated with asthma, including frequency of extreme weather events as well as changes in plant phenology that are known to respond to gradual changes in temperature and ..
  37. Identifying Malignant Cell Signaling from Protein Interactions an Polyomic Data
    ELANA JUDITH FERTIG; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Dr. Fertig will apply her experience in merging dynamic models with indirect measurements from Numerical Weather Prediction to inferring relevant biological processes from patient measurements...
  38. Developing a state-level health impact assessment of climate change in Wisconsin
    Henry A Anderson; Fiscal Year: 2011
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): In the recent past, Wisconsin has experienced significant extreme weather events, placing a toll on all population health related sectors of society from agriculture to business, housing, and human ..
  39. A Multi-Scale Approach to Cardiac Arrhythmia: from the Molecule to the Organ
    Gideon Koren; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..as well as test whether short-long-short sequence increases EAD formations and tissue heterogeneities, thus self propels until the onset of TdP and weather TdP and PVT are maintained by Ica-mediated wavefronts and chaos synchronization.
  40. Impact of climate on dinoflagellates and ciguatera fish poisoning
    JOHN GLENN MORRIS; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..Finally, we will seek to correlate weather patterns, including, in particular, the Atlantic Warm Pool, with prospective dinoflagellate population data, and ..
  41. Quantifying the health benefits of hospital births
    Edward N Okeke; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..deliver at home, where the only difference between the two groups is that one group was "lucky" to have had good weather at the time of delivery and so was able to get to the health facility, while the other group was "unlucky" to ..
  42. Respiratory Health Effects of Global Climate Change Workshop
    KENT ED PINKERTON; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..have severe and prolonged impacts on climate, including higher average temperatures and disruptions in existing weather and precipitation patterns that will adversely impact public health...
  43. Season of Birth and Later Outcomes: Old Questions, New Answers
    DANIEL contact HUNGERMAN; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Third, this project will use Vital Statistics and National Climatic Data Center data to explore weather conditions as a partial explanation for differential fertility outcomes between different groups of women ..
  44. AMAZONIAN DEFORESTATION AND THE STRUCTURE OF HOUSEHOLDS (PHASE III)
    EMILIO FEDERICO MORAN; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Global impacts, through effects on the global carbon budget, include adverse health impacts of severe weather events and climate changes impacting directly on human health and indirectly through declining agricultural ..
  45. Climate change and health: residential energy-efficiency for comfort and equity
    MARIE SYLVIA O'NEILL; Fiscal Year: 2013
    As the number and severity of extreme weather events increase with the advancement of global climate change, understanding the public health implications and prioritizing adaptation strategies for retrofitting urban infrastructure ..
  46. Spatially-explicit mathematical model of human monocytic ehrlichiosis
    HOLLY GAFF; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..then be used to test hypotheses regarding the importance of various tick and host species as well as impacts of weather and habitat variability on the spread and control of HME...
  47. Sustaining Populations and Landscapes at Risk: Adaptation in American Grasslands
    KENNETH M SYLVESTER; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..registers, land cover data from a time series of aerial photographs, soil quality from digital soil surveys, and weather data from historical climate datasets...
  48. EpiMapVis: A dynamic web-based climate change and remote sensing visualization an
    WILLIAM A SALAS; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..information gaps, evaluate existing data, satellite remote sensing products, climate change and short term weather information needs, and scales...
  49. Gated sensori-motor mapping and cortical circuit reconfiguration in flexible deci
    Xiao Jing Wang; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..We will build spiking network models for versions of the random dot motion direction discrimination task and weather prediction task...
  50. Individual&community factors conveying vulnerability to weather extremes
    Joel D Schwartz; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..other individual characteristics of persons aged over 64 years that put them at increased risk of dying due to weather, to identify interactions with air pollution that contribute to that risk, and to identify profiles of patterns ..
  51. National Biocontainment Laboratories (NBLs) Operations Support
    James W Leduc; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Plans for routine, emergency and preventive laboratory maintenance are operational, as are weather emergency plans and plans for external evaluation of programs...
  52. ANIMAL MODELS OF COLD AIR-INDUCED AIRWAY DISEASE
    Michael Davis; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..reported in humans, then racehorses and racing sled dogs could serve as valuable animal models for study of cold weather-induced airway disease in humans...
  53. Recovery from Catastrophic Weather: Mold Exposure and Health-Related Training
    Paula Schenck; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The UCONN Center proposes - Recovery from catastrophic weather: mold exposure and health-related training to increase knowledge and protective behavior related to mold ..
  54. Leptospirosis Transmission in the Peruvian Amazon
    Joseph Vinetz; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..fauna and increases in the amounts of surface waters, soil wetness, and changes in soil pH due to short-term weather fluctuations, will lead to an increase in human leptospirosis cases; and 2) Mammalian faunal populations will ..
  55. EFFECTS OF AMBIENT AIR POLLUTANTS ON ANNUAL MORTALITY
    George Thurston; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..AIRS database, the fine particle database from EPA's Inhalable Particulate (IP) network, nationwide historical weather and visibility records, and in-house data for artifact-free PM2.5 sulfate in 66 U.S. communities in 1990...
  56. BLOOD COAGULATION AND HEMORRHAGIC DISEASE
    Jessica Lewis; Fiscal Year: 1980
    ..An investigation of blood clotting in Amphibia is underway and will be completed in warmer weather when more animals can be shipped to our laboratory.
  57. DEMOGRAPHIC AGING IN CAPTIVE BIRDS AND MAMMALS
    Robert Ricklefs; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..rather than increasing vulnerability to extrinsic causes of mortality (predation, accident, contagious disease, weather-related starvation) owing to general deterioration of physiological function...
  58. Novel, cost-effective production of immunoaffinity Abs
    Scott Franklin; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Using algae as an expression platform for mAbs, weather they be used as reagents or therapeutics holds great promise for reducing the costs of these valuable bio-..
  59. Remittances and Risk: Evidence from Mexican Migrants
    Catalina Amuedo Dorantes; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..consumption on the part of their family or saving, both of which have implications for who is better able to weather economic downturns, how those fluctuations are best handled, and, therefore, for return migration. ..
  60. Apollo: Increasing Access and Use of Epidemic Models Through the Development and
    MICHAEL MATTHEW WAGNER; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..the proposed work is to make epidemic models as readily available to health agencies, and as easy-to-use as are weather models for local TV stations. The project will standardize the vocabulary and syntax used in epidemic modeling...
  61. Influenza Outbreak Prediction: Applying Data Assimilation Methodology to Make...
    JEFFREY L SHAMAN; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..this system will apply state-of the-art data assimilation techniques, similar to those used in numerical weather prediction, to incorporate real-time estimates of influenza infection into mathematical models of influenza ..
  62. Air Pollution and Asthma in Southeast Louisiana
    BADIOLLAH ASRABADI; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..2) Collect environmental data such as pollen counts, and variation in weather in several sugarcane burning and non-burning parishes...
  63. DEMOGRAPHIC AGING IN CAPTIVE BIRDS AND MAMMALS
    Robert Ricklefs; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..rather than increasing vulnerability to extrinsic causes of mortality (predation, accident, contagious disease, weather- related starvation) owing to general deterioration of physiological function...
  64. Virological Surveillance of influenza A in Asian lakes
    Scott Rogers; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..contribution of lakes to patterns of influenza spread, as well as the relationship between virus spread and time, weather, and other transmission indices...
  65. Ecology of African Highland Malaria
    Guiyun Yan; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..will determine the impact of climate factors on malaria incidence and test the accuracy and sensitivity of using weather anomalies for future malaria epidemic forecasting...
  66. EVOLUTIONARY DYNAMICS OF GENE-FOR-GENE SYSTEMS
    Joy Bergelson; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..For example, if weather has a significant impact on transmission, then that factor will be incorporated into the epidemiological ..