Jennifer Runkle

NC Institute for Climate Studies, NCSU

Biography

Dr. Jennifer Runkle is a trained environmental epidemiologist who serves as a research scientist at NC State’s North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies (NCICS) and the Cooperative Institute for Satellite Earth System Studies (CISESS) within the academic arm of NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information. Her research is focused on using causal science to rapidly understand how, when, and where local interventions may best be leveraged to reduce climate-health inequities in underserved communities. She is a co-lead director of a new NOAA RISA center, the Carolinas Collaborative on Climate, Health, and Equity, focused on climate resilience in at-risk communities.