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

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

Heat does not do a body good
Northwest News Radio, 08/18/2023

Race, income big factors in deaths following US hurricanes
HealthDay, 08/16/2023

Mishmash of how US heat deaths are counted complicates efforts to keep people safe as Earth warms 
Associated Press, 08/13/2023

‘The cruelty Olympics’: Texas workers condemn elimination of water breaks 
The Guardian, 08/02/2023

July keeps sizzling as Phoenix hits another 110-degree day and wildfires spread in California
Associated Press, 07/30/2023

How persistent heat can lead to chronic health problems 
The Washington Post, 07/20/2023

Wildfire smoke increases the risk of contracting COVID-19
Bloomberg, 06/08/2023