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Impact of climate change on health in India


Polluted river in India

Empirical assessment and predictive modelling of the impact of climate change on the health of coastal communities in India

This project will be the first to empirically estimate and model health risks under exposure to climate change in India. To do so, we will leverage high-frequency climate, disease, and mortality time series and apply causal inference techniques and state-of-the-art machine learning algorithms. In collaboration with the Public Health Foundation of India, the leading public health research group in India, this work will directly support the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of India in developing and implementing evidence-based climate change and health policies and programs.

SDU researchers:

  • Angela Chang, Associate Professor, Department of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, 
  • Seetha Menon, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Faculty of Business and Social Sciences,
  • Carolin Löscher, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science,