Omaha Science Cafe - "Climate: Changes in the environment and your health"

Azar Abadi, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of Environmental, Agricultural and Occupational Health in the College of Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, will discuss how climate change and related disasters can create mental health issues or exacerbate existing ones.  

To ensure social distancing, the virtual Science Café will be offered via Facebook Live on Nov. 30 and begin at 10 a.m.: Viewers do not need a Facebook account to view the livestream. 

“Climate change is the crisis of the 21st century, and the negative impacts on everyone’s health is more of a reality for some than it appears,” Dr. Abadi said. 

Dr. Abadi uses mathematical and statistical models to describe, understand, and forecast the impacts of weather and climate-related exposures on human health.  

She is interested in advancing public health practices related to climate change to promote healthy and climate-resilient communities that could adapt to climate change while practicing strategies to reduce their carbon footprint.  

Dr. Abadi’s work-to-date has primarily focused on drought, heatwaves, and extreme weather interactions with human health. 

Science Cafés involve a conversation with an expert about current science topics. They are open to everyone. Each meeting is organized around an interesting topic of conversation. Experts give a brief presentation followed by a Q&A period. 

Tuesday, November 30 at 10:00am

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