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Special Issue "The Impact of Extreme Weather and Climate on Human Health"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Climate Change".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 August 2024 | Viewed by 89

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Riana R. Pryor
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Guest Editor
Center for Research and Education in Special Environments, Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14214, USA
Interests: the impact of extreme environments on worker and Warfighter health and safety

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The warming global climate and projected increase in the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events places humans at an increased risk of potentially detrimental health burdens. An increase in the frequency and severity of heat waves, hurricanes, wildfires, and similar weather events will contribute to the ever-evolving need to understand the impact of climate and weather on health, create evidence-based solutions to prevent detrimental health impacts, and support resiliency efforts to adapt to our new normal. These topics are not only important for healthy populations across different lifespans, but are particularly important for populations spending extended time outdoors, such as laborers and military members. Further, clinical populations, including individuals with cardiovascular disease, pulmonary conditions, overweight/obesity, and metabolic disorders, can be at a greater risk of health impacts due to extreme weather. The purpose of this Special Issue is to highlight emerging research on the impact of extreme weather and climate on acute and long-term outcomes of human health, and emerging strategies to maintain a healthy population in the face of a changing climate.

Dr. Riana R. Pryor
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2500 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • extreme weather
  • climate change
  • environment
  • heat wave
  • thermoregulation
  • pollution
  • health and well-being

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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