Climate Research Initiative

The Climate & Health Actionable Research and Translation (CHART) Center aims to generate knowledge about the health risks associated with climate change in urban areas, particularly those related to heat exposure, and translate this knowledge into action through equitable partnerships that enhance health. Low- income and minority communities in the US and low- and middle-income populations globally face severe challenges arising from climate change, especially from heat, and CHART aims to address these challenges. 

The Research Capacity Building Core (RCBC) aims to build the capacity of climate change and health (CCH) researchers in Emory, their US and global partners, and physicians serving the communities at-risk in Atlanta through tailored learning, direct research experience, and networking, to translate CCH research discoveries into real-world policies and practice. 

To achieve this goal, the RCBC proposes three specific aims: 

 

The RCBC is crucial to CHART’s vision to be a hub that advances and translates research in the climate risks to protect the health of under-resourced urban populations. The RCBC will implement new and inclusive approaches to enhance the CCH research capacity of transdisciplinary teams from epidemiology, exposure science, medicine, biostatistics, social and behavioral science, and public policy, as well as community partners. This will lead to more expansive approaches to identify and address gaps in our understanding of the differential susceptibilities to heat exposure in under- resourced urban communities, with a focus on interventions that are most impactful and feasible.

Aim 1

Build researchers’ capacity to implement and adapt transdisciplinary CCH research within their specific system and community context through tailored skills-building and learning opportunities

Aim 2

Establish a pilot project program for investigators at any career stage with promising climate and health research proposals to generate data needed to demonstrate technical feasibility.

Aim 3

Leverage a community of practice to encourage new transdisciplinary research partnerships, new CCH research projects, and translation of evidence to action

2024-2025 Pilot Project Program in Climate and Health Announced

The Climate and Health Actionable Research and Translation Center (CHART) is pleased to announce the 2024-2025 Pilot Project Program in Climate and Health. CHART will make available a total of $60,000 this year, with the aim of funding multiple grants of up to $20,000 total costs. The Pilot Project Program aims to build research capacity by providing funding for innovative pilot proposals that intend to generate new knowledge about the health risks associated with climate change in urban areas, particularly those related to heat exposure, and to translate this knowledge into action through equitable partnerships that enhance health. Learn more