The CRN (collaborative research network) integrates many disciplines and professional backgrounds. Its members represent epidemiology, medicine, entomology, ecology, hydrology, climatology, mathematical modeling, geography and social sciences.

They provide a valuable resource to each other in addressing research questions in climate and health. The information presented on this site will enable CRN members and participating institutions to communicate more effectively with each other.

Participants at the 2001 CRN kick-off meeting in Vero Beach, Florida.

The CRN (collaborative research network) feature In the News provides a useful resource to all scientists and decision-makers in climate and health.  The CRN also participates in networking with other CRNs.

Earth Science Picture of the Day Selects Colombian Malaria Study

Earth Science Picture of the Day (EPOD) selected "Studying Malaria in Colombia" for May 28, 2003. German Poveda provided the photograph and background information. EPOD is sponsored by NASA to feature various topics in earth science. Visit for the current picture and archives.

Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization conference 

CRN members participated in the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO / WHO) conference and workshop on climate and health in the Caribbean that was held in Barbados on May 21-25, 2002. Joan L. Aron was the PAHO Technical Coordinator and is the lead editor of the WHO report. Tony Chen, Roger Pulwarty, Sam Rawlins and Guillermo Rua were conference speakers.

CHIEX in Climate-Related Impacts International Network Newsletter

The Network Newsletter for the Climate-Related Impacts International Network had an article about CHIEX in its April - June 2002 issue (Vol. 17, No. 2). The Newsletter is produced by the Environmental and Societal Impacts Group at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (

Mini-workshop in Ocho Rios, Jamaica

The CRN had a mini-workshop in Ocho Rios, Jamaica on April 19-20, 2002 hosted by Tony Chen of the University of the West Indies at Mona, Jamaica. The Co-PIs had an opportunity to review and discuss their first year results and second year plans.

Kick-off meeting in Vero Beach, Florida

The CRN had a kick-off meeting in Vero Beach, Florida, USA on May 19-21, 2001,  hosted by the Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory of the University of Florida to promote interdisciplinary communication. Participants.


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