• Professor, Global Health
  • Professor, Env. and Occ. Health Sciences

Hans Rosling Center 773

3980 15th Ave.

Box 351620

Seattle, WA 98195

United States

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Dr. Kristie L. Ebi is Professor in the Center for Health and the Global Environment. Ebi’s scientific training includes an M.S. in toxicology and a Ph.D. and a Master of Public Health in epidemiology, and two years of postgraduate research at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She has been conducting research and practice on the health risks of climate variability and change for 25 years, focusing on understanding sources of vulnerability; estimating current and future health risks of climate change; designing adaptation policies and measures to reduce risks in multi-stressor environments; and estimating the health co-benefits of mitigation policies. She has supported multiple countries in Central America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Pacific in assessing their vulnerabilities and implementing adaptation policies and programs. She has edited fours books on aspects of climate change, has more than 200 publications, and has been an author on multiple national and international climate change assessments, including the fourth U.S. National Climate Assessment and the IPCC 6th Assessment Report and Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C.

  • PhD, University of Michigan
  • MPH, University of Michigan
  • MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • BS, Michigan State University
Health Topics 
  • Environmental Health (incl. Climate Change)
DGH Centers, Programs and Initiatives and Affiliated Organizations 

Health risks of and responses to global change particularly climate change.


Ebi KL. Methods for quantifying, projecting, and managing the health risks of climate change. N Engl J Med Evidence 2022; DOI: 10.1056/EVIDra2200002

Romanello M, McGushin A, Di Napoli C, Drummond P, Hughes N, Jamart L, et al. 2021. The 2021 report of the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: code red for a healthy future. Lancet 2021; 398:1619-1662. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(21)01787-6.

Ebi KL, Capon A, Berry P, Broderick C, de Dear R, Havenith G, et al. Hot weather and heat extremes: health risks. Lancet 2021; 398: 698-708. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(21)01208-3

Ebi KL, Boyer C, Ogden N, Paz S, Berry P, Campbell-Lendrum D, Hess JJ, Woodward A. Burning embers: synthesis of the health risks of climate change. Environmental Research Letters 2021; 16: 044042

Ebi KL, Vanos J, Baldwin JW, Bell JE, Hondula DM, Errett NA, Hayes K, Reid CE, Saha S, Spector J, Berry P. Extreme weather and climate change: population health and health system implications. Annual Review Public Health 2021; 10.1146/annurev-publhealth-012420-105026