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Robert Dubrow, MD, PhD

Professor Emeritus and Senior Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Environmental Health); Faculty Director, Yale Center on Climate Change and Health, Environmental Health Sciences; Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health

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Robert Dubrow, MD, PhD

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Dr. Dubrow has been heavily involved in the educational mission of Yale School of Public Health, as well as in research. In 2015, moved by what he sees as the greatest public health challenge in this century, Dr. Dubrow committed himself to a new direction in the field of climate change and health, and became founding Faculty Director for an initiative that grew into the Yale Center on Climate Change and Health, for which he continues to serve as Faculty Director. The Center utilizes research, education, and public health practice to help safeguard the health of human populations from adverse impacts of climate change and human activities that cause climate change. To protect health, it works with academic, government, and civil society partners to utilize science to contribute toward sharply reducing greenhouse gas emissions and building resilience to the climate change impacts that continue to occur. It aims to make local, national, and international impact and to integrate social justice into all of its work.

Dr. Dubrow's discipline is epidemiology. His research focuses on adverse health effects of heat and air pollution, with a particular focus on effects of these factors on kidney disease risk. He also has interests in the benefits and harms of air conditioning, in climate change and health in the Caribbean, and in health equity issues as they relate to climate change. His previous research focused on cancer, HIV, and their intersection.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    University of Pennsylvania (1975)
  • MD
    University of Pennsylvania (1974)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Distinguished Teaching AwardYale School of Public Health2012
Distinguished Teaching AwardYale School of Public Health2007
Distinguished Teaching AwardYale School of Public Health2002

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