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Health Policy and Management

Climate Change and Wellbeing Research Group 


The Climate Change and Wellbeing Research Group began with a joint venture of the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH) and the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) to create a center of excellence in applied climate change-related population health and wellbeing research at the Barcelona Public Policy Center (PPC).  To reflect the multidisciplinary nature of the challenge, a Climate Change and Wellbeing Working Group was set up to oversee the work of this Research Group. Members of the Working Group are drawn from the UPF, JHSPH, the Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL), the Barcelona Public Heatlh Agency (ASPB, and the City of Barcelona (see the list of members below). The Climate-Healthy Cities Network is a start-up project of the Climate and Health Research Group of the PPC.

A short video on the plan for a Climate Change and Wellbeing Research Group, perspectives from PPC partner institutions, and confirmation of the high priority for the PPC: 


Current Activities

The Group is coordinating the development of a Special Section on Climate Change and Health in the International Journal of Health Services, The JHU-UPF PPC’s Climate Change and Wellbeing Research Group has demonstrated its effectiveness through co-sponsoring of a recent Climate and Health Summit (October 2015) at JHSPH (video available here). 

Climate Change and Health Working Group Members

Members include: