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NIH Intramural Blog Profiles Postdoctoral Fellow Richard Remigio

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Richard Remigio, postdoctoral fellow, OEEB

Richard Remigio, Ph.D., M.S., M.Phil., a postdoctoral fellow in the Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch, discusses his work on the health repercussions of changing environmental conditions in NIH’s Intramural Research Program (IRP) blog, I am Intramural. An excerpt of the post is presented below.

Summer 2023 started off on an ominous note. On June 7th, New Yorkers woke up to a deep orange skyline over Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty, resembling a scene from a dystopian novel. Air quality indices there reached ‘code maroon,’ warning that being outdoors was dangerous even for healthy people. Americans and Europeans would subsequently endure some of the highest summer temperatures on record, and in August, wildfires devastated the Hawaiian island of Maui.

These and many other recent events have made it clear how much climate change already affects people’s lives. One of the people trying to combat those consequences is Richard Remigio, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow at the Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch at the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

"There is a great deal of information being collected on the short-term effects of extreme weather on human health,” Dr. Remigio says. “However, there is little understanding of its potential long-term impact. Understanding these health effects is critical in informing life-saving interventions and adaptation strategies within and across communities."

Read the full blog post on the I am Intramural blog from NIH.