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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

Caleb Dresser is the 2019 to 2021 Fellow in Climate and Human Health of the Climate & Health Foundation through the Department of Emergency Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, with concurrent fellowship at Harvard C-Change and the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard. Caleb’s current work focuses on the means to address health needs during and after climate-related disasters, with particular attention to heat waves, tropical cyclones, and wildfire. He is currently studying the hazards posed by extreme heat events and weather-related electrical outages for patients in communities near Boston, including the threat that these can pose to patients with specific medical vulnerabilities. He is also examining the long-term health impacts of hurricanes and other climate-related disasters, including issues of prolonged loss of access to medical services and temporary and permanent migration of affected populations. Caleb 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. He is currently enrolled in the Master of Public Health program at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and practices emergency medicine as a member of Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians.

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  1. 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.
  2. Rublee, Caitlin; Dresser, Caleb; Giudice, Catharina; Lemery, Jay; Sorensen, Cecilia. Evidence-Based Heatstroke Management in the Emergency Department . Western Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2021. View Publication.
  3. 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.
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  4. 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.
  5. 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:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. 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: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  7. 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: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  8. 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
  9. 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: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.