Climate change is exacerbating existing health problems and disparities. Older adults, young children, people with disabilities, poor households, communities of color, and people working in specific occupations may face disproportionate risks. Public health departments are at the front lines of responding and adapting to climate change. Unfortunately, there is limited evidence evaluating the efficacy of interventions such as public education campaigns, early warning systems, or personal protective measures.
The Postdoctoral Fellow will work with county health departments and at-risk populations to carry out and evaluate climate change interventions. The resulting work will be developed into a climate change adaptation plan for the health sector. The work will evaluate both the process of developing the plan and the project’s outcomes such as improvements to public health. A PhD is required. Preference will be given to applicants whose work focuses on Evaluation and/or Epidemiology. The fellow will work with an interdisciplinary team of investigators trained in Geography, Public Health, Urban Planning, and the Atmospheric Sciences.
The position begins ~January 2017. The position term is for one year but is renewable for up to four years, contingent on satisfactory progress. Salary and benefits are competitive. FSU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants, including women and minorities, are encouraged to apply. Consideration of applications will begin on November 1st, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. To apply, please send a cover letter and curriculum vitae to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The position will be co-supervised by Profs. Tisha Holmes and Christopher Uejio. For more information about their research activities please visit .