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Jeremy  Hess

Department of Emergency Medicine

Adjunct Associate Professor

Adjunct or Visiting, Environmental Health

I am a practicing emergency medicine physician and medical epidemiologist trained in global environmental health.  I currently am a Professor at the University of Washington. My clinical research interests include the effects of heat, health systems operations, health system preparedness and energy use, and extreme weather events.  My public health research interests include the health effects of climate change, particularly adaptation activities for disasters, global health impacts, and other aspects of the public health response; and energy use and environmental sustainability in health care delivery.  I serve as the Senior Medical Advisor to the Climate and Health Program at CDC's National Center for Environmental Health.  In recent years I have served as a Lead Author on the IPCC Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX) and as a Lead Author on the current US National Climate Assessment.  In 2010 I was the recipient of a Presidential GreenGov award for the report "A Human Health Perspective on Climate Change."

M.D., Emory University School of Medicine, 2003
M.P.H., Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, 2003

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Phone: 404-251-8851


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Areas of Interest

  • Advocacy
  • Climate and Health
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Global Health
  • Public Health Policy
  • Public Health Preparedness and Response


  • MD 2003, Emory University
  • MPH 2003, Emory University
  • Residency, Emergency Medicine 2006, Emory University

Affiliations & Activities

Joint appointment Department of Emergency Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine

Senior Medical Advisor, Climate and Health Program, Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention