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Paz, Shlomit

Shlomit Paz (University of Haifa) – Environment; Public Health and Emergency Medicine

Prof. Shlomit Paz, head of Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Haifa, is a climatologist and environmental health researcher who investigates the impacts of climate change on the human health and security. Her studies include aspects of monitoring and surveillance of vector/water/food-borne diseases outbreaks, as well as predictions of the geographical spreading of the diseases among human populations, which resulted from the changing climate and environment.

Recently she led a large EU project for the ECDC (European Center for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm), on the current and predicted impacts of climate change on vector-borne diseases spreading in Europe, for a better preparedness of the EU countries to severe outbreaks in the near future.

She is a member of the steering committee of the MedECC (Mediterranean Experts on Climate and Environmental Changes), and a contributor to the coming IPCC special report on the impacts of 1.5ºC warming on human and natural systems (health section).