Dr. Kristie L. Ebi is Professor in the University of Washington Center for Health and the Global Environment. She has been conducting research and practice on the health risks of climate variability and change for nearly 25 years. She focuses on understanding sources of vulnerability, estimating current and future health risks of climate change, designing adaptation policies and measures to reduce risks in multi-stressor environments, and estimating the health co-benefits of mitigation policies.
She has supported multiple countries in Central America, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Pacific in assessing their vulnerabilities and implementing adaptation policies and programs. She has edited four books on aspects of climate change, has more than 200 publications and has been an author on multiple national and international climate change assessments, including the fourth US National Climate Assessment and the IPCC 6th Assessment Report and Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C.