Our Mission

Meeting global health challenges.

CHANGE collaboratively develops and promotes innovative approaches to understanding and managing the risks of global environmental change.  CHANGE conducts research and policy analysis, education and training, and technical assistance and capacity building, integrating health, environmental, and social sciences.  CHANGE focuses on health outcomes associated with the consequences of global environmental changes, such as extreme weather and climate events, water and food security, and infectious diseases.


Modeling future health risks

Preparing for the magnitude and pattern of future health burdens in a world that will be characterized by different environmental and socioeconomic conditions requires models that incorporate scenarios of a range of possible futures.


Managing current and future risks

Effective, proactive adaptation can reduce many of the projected health risks of global environmental change.  CHANGE is working to increase understanding of using environmental variables to prepare for potential adverse health consequences and to take advantage of opportunities.

Training the next generation

CHANGE is working with students and researchers to train future leaders and scholars on the risks and potential solutions at the nexus of global environmental change and human health.

Our Team

Core

Kristie L. Ebi

Kristie Ebi brings about 20 years of experience in global climate change and health to directing and leading the Center for Health… Read more

Jeremy Hess

Jeremy Hess is an expert on increasing resilience to the health risks of climate change through improved understanding of impacts and of options… Read more
Cory Morin

Cory Morin

Cory received his Ph.D. at the University of Arizona in Geography (minor in Entomology and Insect Science) with a focus on climate and environmental influences on vector-borne diseases. Topics… Read more
Dr. Howard Frumkin

Howard Frumkin

Dr. Frumkin, Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the UW School of Public Health, is an internist, environmental and occupational medicine specialist, and epidemiologist. He was Dean… Read more

Jason Gordon

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Jason Gordon received his MPA and MAIS from the University of Washington. Previous to working with CHanGE, he was Human Resources Manager for the… Read more

Institutional Advisory Board Members

Marina Alberti

Marina Alberti

Marina Alberti is a member of CHanGE’s Institutional Advisory Board and a Professor in UW Urban Design and Planning. Read more
Cecilia Bitz

Cecilia Bitz

Cecilia Bitz is a member of CHanGE’s Institutional Advisory Board and a Professor in UW Atmospheric Sciences. Read more
Ann Bostrom

Ann Bostrom

Ann Bostrom is a member of CHanGE’s Institutional Advisory Board and a Professor in UW’s Evans School of Public Policy and Governance. Read more
Jeff Duchin

Jeff Duchin

Jeff Duchin is a member of CHanGE’s Institutional Advisory Board and Health Officer and Chief of the Communicable Disease Epidemiology & Immunization Section of Public Health Seattle and King… Read more
Peter Rabinowtiz

Peter Rabinowitz

Peter Rabinowitz is a member of CHanGE’s Institutional Advisory Board and an Associate Professor in UW Departments of Global Health, Env. and Occ. Health Sciences and Family Medicine. Read more
Jessica Finn Coven

Jessica Finn Coven

Jessica Finn Coven is a member of CHanGE’s Institutional Advisory Board and Director of the Seattle Office of Sustainability and Environmental Development. Read more
Kelly Chang

Kelly Chang

Kelly Chang is a member of CHanGE’s Institutional Advisory Board and President of the Ren-Che Foundation. Read more
Judith Wasserheit

Judy Wasserheit

Judy is a member of CHanGE’s Institutional Advisory Board and Chair of the UW Department of Global Health. Read more
LuAnne Thompson

LuAnne Thompson

LuAnne is a member of CHanGE’s Institutional Advisory Board and a Professor in the UW Department of Oceanography. Read more
Amy Snover

Amy Snover

Amy is a member of CHanGE’s Institutional Advisory Board and Director of the Climate Impacts Group and Assistant Dean of Applied Research with the UW College of the Environment. Read more
Tony Usibelli

Tony Usibelli

Tony is a member of CHanGE’s Institutional Advisory Board and Special Assistant to the Director for Energy and Climate Policy with the Washington State Department of Commerce. Read more
Marnie Boardman

Marnie Boardman

Marnie is a member of CHanGE’s Institutional Advisory Board and Climate Change Coordinator with the Washington State Department of Health Read more
Lisa Cohen

Lisa Cohen

Lisa Cohen is a member of CHanGE’s Institutional Advisory Board and former Executive Director of the Washington Global Health Alliance. Read more

External Advisory Board Members

Gregory Glass

Gregory Glass

Dr. Gregory Glass is a member of CHanGE’s External Advisory Board and Professor of Geography at the University of Florida. Read more
John Antle

John Antle

John Antle is a member of CHanGE’s External Advisory Board and a Professor in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University. Read more
Diarmid Lendrum Campbell

Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum

Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum is a member of CHanGE’s External Advisory Board and a Senior Scientist at the WHO. Read more
Nicholas Ogden

Nicholas Ogden

Nicholas Ogden is a member of CHanGE’s External Advisory Board and a Senior Research Scientist at the Public Health Agency of Canada. Read more
Kim Knowlton

Kim Knowlton

Kim Knowlton is a member of CHanGE’s External Advisory Board and a Senior Scientist at the NRDC. Read more
Jan Semenza

Jan Semenza

Jan Semenza is a member of CHanGE’s External Advisory Board and a Section Head at the European Centre for Disease Control. Read more
Qiyong Liu

Qi-Yong Liu

Qi-Yong Liu is a member of CHanGE’s External Advisory Board and a Professor with the Chinese Center for Disease Control. Read more