NIH funds first climate and health research coordinating center

Francesca Dominici

In early May, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded Boston University School of Public Health and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health a three-year grant to serve as the Research Coordinating Center (RCC) for the NIH Climate Change and Health Initiative. Named CAFÉ, the RCC will Convene, Accelerate, Foster, and Expand the Climate Change and Health Community of Practice. CAFÉ will be led jointly by Professor Francesa Dominici, Ph.D, along with Gregory Wellenius, Sc.D., professor of environmental health, and Amruta Nori-Sarma, Ph.D., assistant professor of environmental health at Boston University. For more on the center, and its inclusive global approach and community engagement platform, see this article from the newsletter of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.