Determining the Role of Anthropogenic Climate Change on Human Health Outcomes: A Case Study on Heat Related Illness Attribution

Authors

Dr. Jesse E Bell, PhD
Jagadeesh Puvvula, PharmD MPH
Dr. Azar Abadi, PhD

Description

This report is targeted to actuaries that are interested in identifying the adverse human health outcomes resulting from anthropogenic climate change. As the primary focus of actuarial research is to promote human health and minimize the preventable economic burden, this document also provides recommendations to mitigate against excess heat related illness (HRI) due to extreme heat.

Report

Determining the Role of Anthropogenic Climate Change on Human Health Outcomes: A Case Study on Heat Related Illness Attribution

Acknowledgments

The researchers wish to extend their gratitude to collaborators from multiple organizations, POG members, and SOA members for providing data and reviewing the report for accuracy and relevance.

Lauren Thie – NC DHHS (Provided health data)

Jared Rennie – NOAA NCEI (Provided historical temperature data)

Julia Lerche – NC Medicaid (Provided healthcare cost data)

Daithi Stone – University of Wellington (Provided temperature – natural simulation data)

Kathryn Conlon – UC Davis (Provided feedback on the analysis)

Stephanie Herring - NOAA NCEI (Advised on natural simulation data)

Dann Mitchell – University of Bristol (Provided feedback on the analysis)

Eunice Lo – University of Bristol (Provided feedback on the analysis)

Rebecca Owen – HCA Solutions (Provided feedback on cost estimation)

Project Oversight Group Members:

Max Rudolph

Tom Bakos

Eric Ebel

Priya Rohatgi

Allan Ropski

Adam Watts

Sara Goldberg

Emily Dougherty

Rebecca Owen

Julia Lerche

At the Society of Actuaries:

Scott Lennox

Rob Montgomery

Erika Schulty

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