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Caleb Jackson Dresser, M.D.


Cornell University, Ithaca, NYBS06/2009Biology & Society
Univ. Massachusetts Medical Sch., Worcester, MAMD06/2016Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Med. Ctr. / HAEMR, Boston, MA06/2019Emergency Medicine
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MAMPH05/2021Public Health
Jane Matlaw Environmental Champion

Caleb Dresser is an emergency physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Assistant Director of the Fellowship in Climate and Human Health, and an Instructor at Harvard Medical School. He is affiliated with the Harvard FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and the CrisisReady. His research focuses on understanding the public health and healthcare implications of climate-related disasters, and he is actively involved in efforts to educate healthcare workers, policymakers, and the general public about the value of action to protect human health in the context of the ongoing climate crisis.

Caleb was the inaugural Fellow in Climate and Human Health in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (2019 to 2021) and is a recent graduate of the Master of Public Health program at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. He completed his medical education at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and his residency in Emergency Medicine through the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

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  1. Dresser C, Hart A, Kwok-Keung Law A, Yen Yen Poon G, Ciottone G, Balsari S. Where are People Dying in Disasters, and Where is it Being Studied? A Mapping Review of Scientific Articles on Tropical Cyclone Mortality in English and Chinese. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2022. View Publication.
  2. Dresser C, Hart A, Kwok-Keung Law A, Yen Yen Poon G, Ciottone G, Balsari S. Where are People Dying in Disasters, and Where is it Being Studied? A Mapping Review of Scientific Articles on Tropical Cyclone Mortality in English and Chinese. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2022 Jun; 37(3):409-416. PMID: 35379375; PMCID: PMC9118061.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  3. Dresser C, Balsari S, Leaning J. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazards Research. Hurricanes and Health. 2022. View Publication.
  4. Webb E, Balaji L, Nathanson LA, Balsari S, Dresser C. Who's at Risk in a Changing Climate? Mapping Electricity-Dependent Patient Populations in a Coastal City. R I Med J (2013). 2021 Nov 01; 104(9):14-19. PMID: 34705901.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Dresser C, Gentile E, Lyons R, Sullivan K, Balsari S. Climate Change and Health in New England: A Review of Training and Policy Initiatives at Health Education Institutions and Professional Societies. R I Med J (2013). 2021 Nov 01; 104(9):49-54. PMID: 34705909.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Authors incl. Dresser, C. Additional Materials for The 2021 Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change Policy Brief for the United States of America: Information for Medical Professionals. 2021. View Publication.
  7. Dresser C and Balsari S. Global Climate Change and Human Health: From Science to Practice, 2nd Edition, Jay Lemery (Editor), Kim Knowlton (Editor), Cecilia Sorensen (Editor). Specific Impacts Upon Human Health. 2021; 497-520. View Publication.
  8. Anish Parekh, MD, MPH; Caleb Dresser, MD; Sarah Kimball, MD. Society of General Internal Medicine Forum. Health Impacts of Climate Mobility in the United States. 2021; 44(3):8. View Publication.
  9. Rublee C, Dresser C, Giudice C, Lemery J, Sorensen C. Evidence-Based Heatstroke Management in the Emergency Department. West J Emerg Med. 2021 Feb 26; 22(2):186-195. PMID: 33856299; PMCID: PMC7972371.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Dresser C, Rublee C. Climate Change and Vibrio. The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change Policy Brief for the United States of America: Appendix. 2020; 13. View Publication.
  11. Balsari S, Dresser C, Leaning J. Climate Change, Migration, and Civil Strife. Curr Environ Health Rep. 2020 12; 7(4):404-414. PMID: 33048318.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Lemery J, Balbus J, Sorensen C, Rublee C, Dresser C, Balsari S, Calvello Hynes E. Training Clinical And Public Health Leaders In Climate And Health. Health Aff (Millwood). 2020 12; 39(12):2189-2196. PMID: 33284695.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  13. Dresser C, Periyanayagam U, Dreifuss B, Wangoda R, Luyimbaazi J, Bisanzo M. Management and Outcomes of Acute Surgical Patients at a District Hospital in Uganda with Non-physician Emergency Clinicians. World J Surg. 2017 09; 41(9):2193-2199. PMID: 28405807.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  14. Dresser C, Allison J, Broach J, Smith ME, Milsten A. High-Amplitude Atlantic Hurricanes Produce Disparate Mortality in Small, Low-Income Countries. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2016 12; 10(6):832-837. PMID: 27572097.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  15. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of latrepirdine in patients with mild to moderate Huntington disease. JAMA Neurol. 2013 Jan; 70(1):25-33. PMID: 23108692.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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