Chengyi Lin’s paper on ozone and mortality in urban and rural areas published in Environmental Research

Lin C, Ma Y, Liu R, Shao Y, Ma Z, Zhou L, Jing Y, Bell ML, Chen K. Associations between short-term ambient ozone exposure and cause-specific mortality in rural and urban areas of Jiangsu, China. Environmental Research 2022:113098

Yale Scientific Magazine: “The Temperature Toll”

February 28, 2022

“The Temperature Toll”, by Anna Calame and Angelica Lorenzo, features our recent studies identifying the link between extreme temperatures and increased mental health-related emergency room visits in New York.

Check the story below.

Relavent publications:

CHENlab findings in support of the IPCC AR6 WGII report

Today, the IPCC AR6 released the second part of the Sixth Assessment Report, Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. We are very excited that our findings have been cited to contribute to the unequivocal scientific evidence that climate change is a threat to human wellbeing and the health of the planet.

Citations in CHAPTER 7 Health, wellbeing and the changing structure of communities

Citations in CHAPTER 10 Asia

Chen K, Bi J, Chen J, Chen XD, Huang L, Zhou L. 2015. Influence of heat wave definitions to the added effect of heat waves on daily mortality in Nanjing, China. Science of the Total Environment 506–507:18-25.

Chen K, Horton RM, Bader DA, Lesk C, Jiang L, Jones B, Zhou L, Chen X, Bi J, Kinney PL. 2017. Impact of climate change on heat-related mortality in Jiangsu province, China. Environmental Pollution 224:317-325.

Chen K, Zhou L, Chen X, Ma Z, Liu Y, Huang L, Bi J, Kinney PL. 2016. Urbanization level and vulnerability to heat-related mortality in Jiangsu Province, China. Environmental Health Perspectives 124:1863-1869.

Citation in CHAPTER 16 Key risks across sectors and regions

Citations in CHAPTER 18 Climate resilient development pathways

Congratulations on Qi’s paper on ozone and cognitive impairment published in Environment International

Happy New Year!

Qi Gao’s paper, published on January 1, 2022, shows that ozone is a risk factor for late-life cognitive decline among Chinese older adults. Thanks to the incredible co-authors Prof. Jun Bi at Nanjing University, @DrEmmaZang@liuhua_shi@SarahRyanLowe Huashuai, Drs. Zeng and Dubrow @CCHYale@YaleSPH

Full paper link:

Call for papers on Climate Epidemiology in the Frontiers in Epidemiology

Submission Deadlines

14 January 2022Abstract
15 March 2022Manuscript

We welcome all original research and reviews on the broad perspective of examining health risks associated with non-optimal climatic and meteorological conditions. We are also interested in submissions identifying vulnerable communities and addressing climate injustice. Global and regional studies emphasizing the health impact in low- and middle-income countries are particularly encouraged.

TOPIC Editors: Drs. Kai Chen, Pin Wang, and Shengzhi Sun.

New project to examine the associations between extreme precipitation, floods, or drought and childhood diarrhea in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

This project is funded by the Reckitt Global Hygiene Institute.

This project aims to apply estimate the relationship between extreme precipitation, floods, or drought and risk of childhood diarrhea in LMICs, and to evaluate whether these effects are modified by water, sanitation, and hygiene (WaSH) practices.


Kai Chen, PhD, Principal Investigator

Robert Dubrow, MD, PhD, Co-Investigator

Virginia Pitzer, SCD, Co-Investigator


Abheet J. Solomon, Subaward PI at UNICEF

Pin Wang, Postdoctoral Associate

Ernest Asare, Postdoctoral Associate