Extreme Heat Network Webinar with Jeremy Hoffman, PhD

Jeremy Hoffman, PhD joined our Extreme Heat Network webinar series to discuss how community-based participatory research campaigns, known as “citizen science”, can aid in the creation of urban heat island maps and increase extreme heat resilience. He will discuss the impacts of campaigns in Richmond, VA, Baltimore, MD, Washington, D.C., and Boston, MA as case studies.

Jeremy Hoffman, PhD is the Chief Scientist at the Science Museum of Virginia. Dr. Hoffman graduated summa cum laude and with Distinction in Geology from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, then earned his Ph.D. in Geology with a focus in Paleoclimatology at Oregon State University as a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and OMSI Science Communication Fellow. After 2.5 years at the Science Museum of Virginia as their Climate & Earth Science Specialist, producing climate science educational content, he has now assumed the role of Chief Scientist.

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Extreme Heat Network Webinar with Daphne Lundi

Daphne Lundi joined our Extreme Heat Network webinar series to discuss New York City’s efforts to increase resilience to extreme heat. She discussed Cool Neighborhoods NYC, the city’s heat adaptation plan, and updating building regulations and zoning regulations with heat in mind.

Daphne Lundi is Senior Policy Advisor with the NYC Mayor’s Office of Resiliency. Her work focuses on implementing programs that strengthen and prepare NYC communities against climate change impacts. Prior to that, she was an urban planner at the NYC Department of City Planning focused on climate resilience and neighborhood planning.

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Extreme Heat Network webinar with Matthew Roach

Matthew Roach, Epidemiology Program Manager at Arizona Department of Health Services, joined us to discuss Arizona’s Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) portal on heat risk factors and heat illness. The EPHT has data from national and local sources to view both environmental and health outcome data in one easily accessible place.

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