Dr. Kate Weinberger is Assistant Professor of Environmental Health at the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia and additionally holds an adjunct appointment at the Brown University School of Public Health. Dr. Weinberger draws on her interdisciplinary background in climate science and environmental epidemiology to investigate the links between climate change and human health, especially changes in extreme weather events and aeroallergens. Her recent work focuses on the health impacts of extreme heat and the effectiveness of strategies to protect public health during extreme heat events. Dr. Weinberger received a master's degree in climate science and policy as well as a doctorate in environmental health sciences from Columbia University.

Kate Weinberger is a 2019 grantee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Health Data for Action program, managed by AcademyHealth. 

Authored by Kate Weinberger, Ph.D.

Blog Post

Addressing the COVID-19 pandemic requires an unprecedented communal effort. The same is true for climate change.

Climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic both have profound negative impacts on our health, wellbeing, and way of life, and exacerbate health inequities. Both threats also call for collaboration on an unprecedented scale and speed.