Weather and mortality

Climate change is expected to increase the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, including heat waves and storms.  In the US, heat is responsible for more fatal events, on average, than all other weather events combined.  My research has examined individual and neighborhood characteristics that contribute to vulnerability to heat-related mortality.

The next logical step in this work is to better characterize and quantify attributes that lead to individual and community-level resiliency.  Ongoing work is examining characteristics and policies that contribute to community resiliency in the face of climate and other disasters.

Select publications:

  • Madrigano, J., Mittleman, M. A., Baccarelli, A., Goldberg, R., Melly, S., Klot, von, S., & Schwartz, J. (2013). Temperature, myocardial infarction, and mortality: effect modification by individual- and area-level characteristics. Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.)24(3), 439–446.
  • Madrigano, J., Jack, D., Anderson, G. B., Bell, M. L., & Kinney, P. L. (2015). Temperature, ozone, and mortality in urban and non-urban counties in the northeastern United States. Environmental Health : a Global Access Science Source14(1), 3.
  • Madrigano, J., Ito, K., Johnson, S., Kinney, P. L., & Matte, T. (2015). A Case-Only Study of Vulnerability to Heat Wave-Related Mortality in New York City (2000-2011). Environmental Health Perspectives.