Climate & Health Data & Research
Explore Climate & Health Data & Research
New York State scientists collect data and conduct research to better understand and characterize the health impacts from extreme weather events and a changing climate. Most of the published data and research available on the Environmental Public Health Tracker can be found at the links below.
Climate & Health Data
- County Heat and Health Profile Reports are compilations of temperature trends and future projections, heat-related health effects, population and environmental vulnerability to heat and availability of adaptation resources. This information can help inform and supplement local efforts towards mitigating the impacts of extreme heat.
- Heat Stress is a heat-related illness caused by extreme heat events associated with climate change. Heat-related illnesses occur when the body is unable to cool itself. Explore data on the percent of heat stress hospitalizations and emergency department visits in New York State due to heat.
- Heat Vulnerability Index Maps identify areas in the state where people are vulnerable to heat. Heat vulnerability is how likely a person is to be injured or harmed during periods of hot weather.
Research on Climate and Health
- A Population-based Case-control Study of Extreme Summer Temperature and Birth Defects
- Excessive Heat and Respiratory Hospitalizations in New York State: Estimating Current and Future Public Health Burden Related to Climate Change
- Association of Summer Temperatures with Hospital Admissions for Renal Diseases in New York State: A Case-crossover Study
- Health Impact in New York City During the Northeastern Blackout of 2003
- Health Effects of Coastal Storms and Flooding in Urban Areas: A Review and Vulnerability Assessment
- Predicting the Distribution of West Nile Fever in North America using Satellite Sensor Data
- Geographical and environmental factors driving the increase in the Lyme disease vector Ixodes scapularis