Quantifying the Effects of Climate Change on Expanding Vector Range and Global Disease Burden

A multidisciplinary team of researchers including Investigators Nash Rochman and Elizabeth Kelvin from the CUNY Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health (CUNY ISPH) and colleagues at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will build a website to house historical and forecasted climate data including global temperature measurements, arthropod vector range, and population density to facilitate the incorporation of these global change variables into epidemiological modeling and surveillance. In addition, incorporating climate and human migration data into models for viral transmission and evolution, the team aims to establish improved estimates for the global population at risk of vector-borne viral infection which may in turn inform and motivate policy.

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