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PID Seminar: Relentless Heat and Public Health Risks – Lunch Provided
October 22, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Presenter: Dr. MacKenzie DoveNatural Environment Research Council Knowledge Exchange Fellow; Research Applications Lab, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Title: Relentless Heat and Public Health Risks: Operational Challenges and Opportunities within the Ghanaian Health System: This talk will present some of her current work surrounding the integration and operationalization of weather and climate data within health systems in sub-Saharan Africa. Discussions will detail ongoing analysis of operational capacities, structures and policy incentives to respond to risks of increasing heat indices thresholds in Ghana.
Bio: Dr. MacKenzie Dove is an interdisciplinary social scientists and NERC Knowledge Exchange Fellow, based in the Research Applications Lab, NCAR. Her research focuses on governance systems and market structures at macro and meso scales in support of the operationalization of data and information availability, access, and usage in policy making, regulatory environments and practice; primarily in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.