Kristie L Ebi

Professor, Global Health
Professor, Env. and Occ. Health Sciences

Hans Rosling Center
Box 351620
Global Health, Box #351620
Seattle, WA 98195-


Research Interests

Dr. Kristie L. Ebi is Professor in the University of Washington Center for Health and the Global Environment. She has been conducting research and practice on the health risks of climate variability and change for nearly 25 years. She focuses on understanding sources of vulnerability, estimating current and future health risks of climate change, designing adaptation policies and measures to reduce risks in multi-stressor environments, and estimating the health co-benefits of mitigation policies.

DEOHS Biography


PhD Epidemiologic Science, University of Michigan, 1985

MPH Epidemiology, University of Michigan, 1983

MS Toxicology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1976

BS Biochemistry, Michigan State University, 1972

In the News

Heat is the deadliest extreme weather —why are deaths hard to track?
The Washington Post, 07/01/2024

Visualized: the parts of the US where summer heat has risen the most
The Guardian, 06/27/2024

This Arizona medical examiner is tracking heat-related deaths
NPR, 06/11/2024

Analysis: See where more than 1.5 billion people have faced dangerous heat this year 
The Washington Post, 06/07/2024

The immune system may struggle to handle hotter summer temperatures
Scientific American, 05/15/2024

Heat-related ER visits rose in 2023, CDC study finds
The New York Times, 04/18/2024

Olympic athletes could face a tough opponent: Brutal Paris heat
NBC News, 03/10/2024

2023 to be the hottest year ever recorded, scientists say
NPR, 12/28/2023

Climate data can save lives — most countries can’t access it
Salon, 11/06/2023

US heat deaths will soar as the climate crisis worsens 
Scientific American, 09/28/2023