Research Objectives

Our five aims:

1. Educate and empower communities through collaborative research, partnerships, and interactive learning materials on climate change, extreme heat, resilience, and health.

2. Understand how residents perceive risks, adopt protective behaviors, and experience health impacts during climate emergencies.

3. Assess neighborhood vulnerability to climate change using innovative spatial methods that analyze extreme heat, temperature variations, and air pollution patterns using remote sensing data.

4. Expand community air monitoring in climate justice neighborhoods to collect detailed temperature data and share this information through the web platforms, interactive maps, text alerts, and social media.

5. Evaluate the effectiveness of community workshops to shift knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors regarding public health protection, using surveys and interviews.