Health Working Group

  • Dr. Isabel Corcos, Emergency Medical Services, County of San Diego
  • Dr. Kristen Guirguis, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego
  • Dr. Penelope (Jenny) Quintana, San Diego State University
  • Dr. Paula Stigler-Granados, San Diego State University
  • Dr. Wilma J. Wooten, Health and Human Services Agency, County of San Diego

Health References

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Basu, R. and B. Ostro, 2009: A multi-county analysis identifying the vulnerable populations for mortality associated with high ambient temperature in CaliforniaA final paper from the California Climate Change Center. Publication number: CEC-500-2009-035-F. 11 pp, California Energy Commission, California Environmental Protection Agency.

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Drechsler, D.M. and the California Air Resources Board, 2009: Climate change and public health in California. A final paper from the California Climate Change Center. Publication number: CEC-500-2009-034-F. 65 pp, California Energy Commission, California Environmental Protection Agency.

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Hajat, S., S.C. Sheridan, M.J. Allen, M. Pascal, K. Laaidi, A. Yagouti, U. Bickis, A. Tobias, D. Bourque, B.G. Armstrong, and T. Kosatsky, 2010: Heat–health warning systems: A comparison of the predictive capacity of different approaches to identifying dangerously hot daysAmerican Journal of Public Health100, 1137-1144, doi:10.2105/AJPH.2009.169748.

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Knowlton, K., M. Rotkin-Ellman, G. King, H.G. Margolis, D. Smith, G. Solomon, R. Trent, and P. English, 2009:The 2006 California heat wave: impacts on hospitalization and emergency department visits.Environmental Health Perspectives, 117, 61-67, doi: 10.1289/ehp.11594.

Künzli, N., E. Avol, J. Wu, W.J. Gauderman, E. Rappaport, J. Millstein, J. Bennion, R. McConnell, F.D. Gilliland, K. Berhane, F. Lurmann, A. Winer, and J.M. Peters, 2006: Health effects of the 2003 southern California wildfires on childrenAmerican Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine174, 1221-1228, doi: 10.1164/rccm.200604-519OC.

Laaidi K., A. Zeghnoun, B. Dousset, P. Bretin, S. Vandentorren, E. Giraudet, and P. Beaudeau, 2012: The impact of heat islands on mortality in Paris during the August 2003 heat waveEnvironmental Health Perspectives120, 254-259.

Lang, J.D., 2004: Rodent-flea-plague relationships at the higher elevations of San Diego County, California. Journal of Vector Ecology, 29, 236-247.

Millennium Ecosystem Assessment Board, 2005: Ecosystems and Human Well-Being: Synthesis. 137 pp, Washington D.C.: Island Press.

Nassar, A.A., R.D. Childs, M.E. Boyle, K.A. Jameson, M. Fowke, K.R. Waters, M.J. Hovan, and C.B. Cook, 2010:Diabetes in the Desert: What Do Patients Know about the Heat?Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology4, 1156-1163.

Nitschke, M., G.R. Tucker, A.L. Hansen, S. Williams, Y. Zhang, and P. Bi, 2011: Impact of two recent extreme heat episodes on morbidity and mortality in Adelaide, South Australia: a case-series analysisEnvironmental Health10, 1-9, doi: 10.1186/1476-069X-10-42.

O’Neilla, M.S., R. Carter, J.K. Kisha, C.J. Gronlunda, J.L. White-Newsomea, X. Manarollab, A. Zanobettic, and J.D. Schwartz, 2009: Preventing heat-related morbidity and mortality: New approaches in a changing climateMaturitas64, 98-103, doi: 10.1016/j.maturitas.2009.08.005.

Ostro, B.D., L.A. Roth, R.S. Green, and R. Basu, 2009: Estimating the mortality effect of the July 2006 California heat wave. A paper from the California Climate Changer Center. Publication number: CEC-500-2009-036-D. 13 pp, California Energy Commission, California Environmental Protection Agency.

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Perry, A.G., M.J. Korenberg, G.G. Hall, and K.M. Moore, 2011: Modeling and syndromic surveillance for estimating weather-induced heat-related illnessJournal of Environmental and Public Health2011, 1-10, doi: 10.1155/2011/750236.

Reisen, W.K., D. Cayan, M. Tyree, C.M. Barker, B. Eldridge, and M. Dettinger, 2007: Impact of climate variation on mosquito abundance in CaliforniaJournal of Vector Ecology33, 89-98.

Rocklov, J., A.G. Barnett, and A. Woodward, 2012: On the estimation of heat-intensity and heat-duration effects in time series models of temperature-related mortality in Stockholm, Sweden.Environmental Health11, 1-12, doi: 10.1186/1476-069X-11-23.

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Ye, Xiaofang,R. Wolff, W. Yu, P. Vaneckova, X. Pan, and S. Tong, 2012: Ambient Temperature and Morbidity: A Review of Epidemiological EvidenceEnvironmental Health Perspectives120, 19-28.

Zanobettia, A., M.S. O’Neill, C.J. Gronlund, and J.D. Schwartz, 2012: Summer temperature variability and long-term survival among elderly people with chronic diseaseProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences109, 6608-6613, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1113070109.