Research

Climate and SARS-CoV-2

Baker, Rachel E., et al. “Susceptible supply limits the role of climate in the early SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.” Science (2020).

Selected coverage: NIH Director’s BlogSlate , NBC, Al Jazeera, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Business Insider

(preprint) Baker, Rachel E., et al “The impact of COVID-19 non-pharmaceutical interventions on the future dynamics of endemic infections” Medrxiv 

Climate change and directly-transmitted infections

Baker, Rachel E., Ayesha S. Mahmud, and C. Jessica E. Metcalf. “Dynamic response of airborne infections to climate change: predictions for varicella.” Climatic change 148.4 (2018): 547-560.

Baker, Rachel E. et al. “Epidemic dynamics of respiratory syncytial virus in current and future climates.” Nature Communications (2019)
Blog post here.

Climate change and vector-borne diseases

Wagner, Caroline E., Milad Hooshyar, Rachel E. Baker, Wenchang Yang, Nimalan Arinaminpathy, Gabriel Vecchi, C. Jessica E. Metcalf, Amilcare Porporato, and Bryan T. Grenfell. “Climatological, virological and sociological drivers of current and projected dengue fever outbreak dynamics in Sri Lanka.” Journal of the Royal Society Interface 17, no. 167 (2020): 20200075.

Rose, Noah H. et al “Climate and urbanization drive mosquito preference for humans.” Current Biology (2020) 

Climate change and indirect effects on human health

Baker, Rachel E. and Jesse Anttila-Hughes “Characterizing the contribution of high temperatures to sustained child undernourishment in Sub-Saharan Africa” Under review.

Baker, Rachel E. “Climate change drives increase in modeled HIV prevalence.” Climatic Change (2020): 1-16.

Other climate impacts work

“Human Productivity in a Warmer World: The Impact of Climate Change on the Global Workforce” (Rachel E. Baker, Tamma Carleton, Anthony D’Agostino, Timothy Foreman, Michael Greenstone, Solomon Hsiang, Andrew Hultgren, Amir Jina, Matthew Pecenco, and Ashwin Rode) – working paper