- Associate Professor, Global Health
- Associate Professor, Medicine - Emergency Medicine
- Associate Professor, Env. and Occ. Health Sciences
- Adjunct Associate Professor, Atmospheric Sciences
4225 Roosevelt Way NE #100
Seattle, WA 98105
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Dr. Hess is trained in emergency medicine and global environmental health. His teaching, research and service focus on climate change and health, and he has particular interest in climate change vulnerability and adaptation assessment, surveillance for climate-sensitive health outcomes, developing and implementing interventions to support climate change adaptation in the health sector, and the health impacts of climate change mitigation.
- MD (Emory University)
- MPH (Emory University)
- BA (Brown University)
- Burden of Disease
- Emergency Medicine
- Environmental Health (incl. Climate Change)
- Health Interventions
- Center for Health and the Global Environment (CHanGE)
- Chinese Universities Global Health Partnership
- Global Center for Integrated Health of Women, Adolescents and Children (Global WACh)
- Health Alliance International (HAI)
- Indian Institute of Public Health
- Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
- Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
- MetaCenter for Pandemic Preparedness and Global Health Security
- Public Health-Seattle & King County
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
- The Wellcome Trust
- World Health Organization (WHO)
Frumkin H, Hess J, Luber G, Malilay J, McGeehin M. The public health response to climate change. American Journal of Public Health. 2008; 98: 435-445.
Hess JJ, Heilpern KL, Davis TE, Frumkin H. Climate Change and Emergency Medicine: Impacts and Opportunities. Academic Emergency Medicine. 2009; 16: 782-94.
Gingold DB, Strickland MJ, Hess JJ. Ciguatera fish poisoning and climate change: analysis of national poison center data in the United States 2001-2011. Environmental Health Perspectives. June 2014; 122: 580-586. http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/ehp.1307196.
Knowlton K, Kulkarni SP, Azhar GS, Mavalankar D, Jaiswal A, Connolly M, Nori-Sarma A, Rajiva A, Dutta P, Deol B, Sanchez L, Khosla R, Webster PJ, Toma VE, Sheffield P, Hess JJ, writing for the Ahmedabad Heat and Climate Study Group. Development and Implementation of South Asia’s First Heat-Health Action Plan in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2014; 11(4): 3473-3492. doi:10.3390/ijerph110403473.
Hess JJ, Saha S, Luber G. Summertime Heat Illness in US Emergency Departments from 2006 through 2010: Analysis of a Nationally Representative Sample. Environmental Health Perspectives. 122:1209-1215. http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/ehp.1306796.
Marinucci G, Luber G, Uejio CK, Saha S, Hess JJ. Building Resilience Against Climate Effects – A Novel Framework to Facilitate Climate Readiness in Public Health Agencies. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health. 2014; 11(6): 6433-6458; doi:10.3390/ijerph110606433. Available at http://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/11/6/6433.
Hess JJ, Eidson M, Tlumak JE, Raab KK, Luber G. An Evidence-Based Public Health Approach to Climate Change Adaptation. Environmental Health Perspectives. November 2014; 122: 1177-1186; http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/ehp.1307396.
Ebi KL, Boyer C, Bowen K, Frumkin H, Hess J. Indicators for monitoring and evaluation of climate change-related health impacts, risks, adaptation, and resilience. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2018, 15(9):1943-54; doi:10.3390/ijerph15091943.
Ebi KL, Berry P, Boyer C, Hayes K, Enright PM, Sellers S, Hess JJ. Stress testing the capacity of health systems to manage climate change-related shocks and stresses. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2018, 15, 2370; doi:10.3390/ijerph15112370.
Hess JJ, LM Sathish, Knowlton K, Saha S, Dutta P, Ganguly P, Rajiva A, Tiwari A, Jaiswal A, Sarkar J, Bhan SC, Begda A, Shah T, Solanki B, Mavalankar D. Building resilience to climate change: Pilot evaluation of the impact of India’s first heat action plan on all-cause mortality. Journal of Environmental and Public Health, Article ID 7973519, Volume 2018, doi.org/10.1155/2018/7973519.
Watts N, Amann M, Arnell N, Ayeb-Karlsso S, Belesova K, Berry H, Bouley T, Boykoff M, Byass P, Cai W, Campbell-Lendrum D, Chambers J, Daly M, Dasandi N, Davies M, Depoux A, Dominguez-Salas P, Drummond P, Ebi KL, Ekins P, Fernandez Montoya L, Fischer H, Georgeson L, Grace D, Graham H, Hamilton I, Hartinger S, Hess J, Kelman I, Kiesewetter G, Kjellstrom T, Kniveton D, Lemke B, Liang L, Lott M, Lowe R, Odhiam bo Sewe M, Martinez-Urtaza J, Maslin M, McAllister L, Mikhaylov J, Milner J, Moradi-Lakeh M, Morrissey K, Murray K, Nilsson M, Neville T, Oreszczyn T, Owfi F, Pearman O, Pencheon D, Pye S, Rabbaniha M, Robinson E, Rocklöv J, Saxer O, Schütte, Semenza JC, Shumake-Guillemot J, Steinbach R, Tabatabaei M, Tomei J, Trinanes J, Wheeler N, Wilkinson P, Gong P, Montgomery H, Costello A. The 2018 Report of the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change. The Lancet, 2018; 391(10120):581-630. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(17)32464-9://
Vaidyanathan A, Saha S, Hess JJ, Video-Cabrera A, Gasparrini A, Abdurehman N, Jordan R, Hawkins M, Elixhauser A. Assessment of Extreme Heat and Hospitalizations to Inform Heat Early Warning Systems. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2019 Feb 27:201806393.