Chris Lim, MS
Research Awards Nationwide Recipient (2014-2016)
New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
Funded by the American Lung Association of the Northeast
Studying the Effect of Climate Change on Health
Climate change is predicted to alter temperature patterns, resulting in increased frequencies and intensities of extreme-temperature days. While the effects of short term temperature variability have been extensively studied, it is not yet known whether there is an association between long-term chronic exposure to temperature variability and adverse health outcomes. In addition, there is little information on how individual-level characteristics influence the effects of temperature on adverse health outcomes. Recent evidence also suggests temperature may have an effect on the relationship between air pollution and mortality. To address these concerns, we will study long-term exposures to both air pollution and temperature and their interactive effects on mortality.