Shubhayu Saha

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Health Scientist
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Shubhayu Saha is a health scientist with the Climate and Health program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), USA. In that role, Dr. Saha (1) conducts research on issues around the public health risk and adaptation associated to climate change; (2) develops data tools to translate complex climate science for public health practice; and (3) develops frameworks to enhance capacity among public health agencies to prepare for climate change. Part of Dr Saha’s research involves spatiotemporally linking environmental exposures (like heat, precipitation, pollen) with health outcomes to assess the epidemiologic risk associated with those exposures. Dr Saha has helped develop the climate change module on CDC’s Environmental Public Health Tracking Portal that contains US county-level estimates of retrospective weather data and climate model outputs of future projections of meteorological variables. He has contributed to the development of the Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) framework that health departments in the United States are currently using to assess and respond to the health consequences of climate change.