Climate Research and Publications

A list of local studies and literature reviews on climate and health.


Study of Heat Stress and Health Impacts in New Hampshire

Heat-related morbidity and mortality in New England: Evidence for local policy. Gregory A Wellenius, Melissa N Eliot, Kathleen F Bush, Dennis Holt, Rebecca A Lincoln, Andy E Smith, Julia Gold. 2017 Jul;156:845-853. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2017.02.005. Epub 2017 May 9.

Study of Extreme Weather and Injuries in New Hampshire

Overview of Injuries Associated with Extreme Weather Events in New Hampshire, U.S., 2001–2009. March 2020. Atmosphere 11(3):281 DOI:10.3390/atmos11030281

Model of Climate Impacts on Watersheds in New Hampshire

Simulated hydrologic response to climate change during the 21st century in New Hampshire. Scientific Investigations Report 2017-5143. Prepared in cooperation with the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services and Department of Health and Human Services. By: David M. Bjerklie and Luke P. Sturtevant. 2018


Literature Reviews

Literature Review of Climate Adaptation Projects, United States

Mini-grants to Local Health Departments: An Opportunity to Promote Climate Change Preparedness. Elena Grossman, Michelle Hathaway, Kathleen F Bush, Matthew Cahillane, Dorette Q English, Tisha Holmes, Colleen E Moran, Christopher K Uejio, Emily A York, Samuel Dorevitch. J Public Health Manag Pract. Mar/Apr 2019; 25(2):113-120.

Literature Review of Community Resilience in the Northeast US

Building Community Resilience to Disasters: A Review of Interventions to Improve and Measure Public Health Outcomes in the Northeastern United States. Journal of Sustainability, 22 October 2021. by Abigail Abrash Walton; Janine Marr, Matthew J. Cahillane; Kathleen Bush. Sustainability 2021, 13(21), 11699;

Literature Review of Climate and Health in New Hampshire

Climate Change and Human Health in New Hampshire: A Literature Review.  Cameron Wake, John Bucci, Semra Aytur.  A Publication of the Sustainability Institute at the University of New Hampshire. 2014


New Hampshire State Plan

State Plan for Response to Extreme Heat in New Hampshire

Excessive Heat Emergency Response Plan.  Appendix 2 to Emergency Services Function 8 Annex of New Hampshire State Emergency Operations Plan. July 2014 ​​​​​