A Message from the Executive Director, Dr. Jesse Bell:

Mission

The Water, Climate and Health Program pioneers interdisciplinary research, education and collaborative solutions to public health challenges associated with water and climate in Nebraska and around the world.

Foundational Commitments:

  1. Research: Conduct and disseminate research on public health issues related to water and climate.
  2. Education: Train the next generation of problem solvers to research and address topics focused on health issues associated with water and climate.
  3. Engagement: Work with stakeholders and communities on public health topics related to water and climate.
  4. Policy: Provide scientific expertise for the development of policy to improve the health of our citizens.

 

Recently Featured Publications: 

“Drought and all-cause mortality in Nebraska from 1980 to 2014: Time-series analyses by age, sex, race, urbanisity and drought severity”Azar M. Abadi, Yeongjin Gwon, Matthew O. Gribble, Jesse D. Berman, Rocky Bilotta, Mike Hobbins & Jesse E. Bell (2022). Drought and all-cause mortality in Nebraska from 1980 to 2014: Time-series analyses by age, sex, race, urbanicity and drought severity in ScienceDirect, Volume 840.

“Mapping Heat Vulnerability Index Based on Different Urbanization Levels in Nebraska, USA”Jalalzadeh Fard, B., Mahmood, R., Hayes, M., Rowe, C., Abadi, A. M., Shulski, M., Medcalf, S., Lookadoo, R., & Bell, J. E. (2021). Mapping heat vulnerability index based on different urbanization levels in Nebraska, USA. GeoHealth, 5(10).

“Association between aqueous Atrazine and pediatric cancer in Nebraska” Puvvula, J., Bartelt-Hunt, S.L., Ouattara, B.S., Kolok, A.S., Bell, J.E., Rogan, E.G., Association between aqueous Atrazine and pediatric cancer in Nebraska, (2021) Water (Switzerland), 13 (19), art. no. 272