Tag: Madeleine Thomson

New Program Will Tackle Public Health Threats Around the Globe

Later today, Columbia University will launch a new program on Global Health Security and Diplomacy, which will sit at the Program for Global & Population Health. The program will cross sectors and disciplines, connecting three parts of the university: medicine and public health at the Columbia University Medical Center; climate information and health risks at […]

Global Nutrition Report Highlights Role of Climate

Climate change is complicating global efforts to end malnutrition, and even small seasonal fluctuations make a difference says a new report.  According to the Global Nutrition Report released this week, there are actions leaders of every country should be taking to end malnutrition in all its forms. Among the report’s key findings: One in three members of […]

Sustaining Health: Linking environment, nutrition and health

On Monday, September 22, senior research scientist Madeleine Thomson of the International Research Institute for Climate and Society will serve as a panelist for Sustaining Health: Linking environment, nutrition and health, an event co-hosted by the Wellcome Trust, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, Meteos and IRI.  She will join panelists and an expert audience of IPCC […]

A Healthy Collaboration

Diseases influenced by climate include malaria, dengue fever and cholera. Changes in climate can alter how these and other infectious diseases develop and spread. Scientists at the International Research Institute for Climate Society (IRI) research ways to mitigate the effects of current transmission and future changes of such diseases as participants in the Pan American Health Organization […]