Climate Impacts on Worker Health & Safety Center

Keeping workers and their communities safe, healthy, and productive in the midst of changing work environments.

The Climate Impacts on Worker Health & Safety (CIWHS) Center is an interdisciplinary group of researchers and public health practitioners whose mission is to play a proactive role in identifying and promoting climate-resilient workplaces, workforces, and communities. We are dedicated to keeping workers and their families safe, healthy, and productive by preventing and reducing health impacts from the effects of changing work environments and exposures.

This center emphasizes research and educational opportunities that gather passionate individuals eager to make change in this field. Stay tuned for details on our 2024 symposium.

The team

Lyndsay Krisher headshot

Lyndsay Krisher DrPH, MPH

Senior Research Instructor
  • Center for Health, Work & Environment
  • Department of Environmental & Occupational Health

Lyndsay is a researcher at the Center for Health, Work & Environment (CHWE) and Senior Research Instructor in the department of Environmental & Occupational Health. She manages the Center's international Total Worker Health® research and practice initiatives, which are aimed to evaluate and improve the health, safety, and well-being of workers in Latin America. Her current research examines the intersection of environmental, workplace, and community exposures on agricultural worker health, with a special focus on heat stress, kidney disease and related outcomes. She is a co-founding member of the CHWE’s Climate, Work & Health Initiative and holds an MPH and DrPH from the ColoradoSPH in Environmental & Occupational Health.

Areas of Expertise

  • International TWH
  • Agricultural worker health
  • Climate change and health
  • Chronic kidney disease of unknown origin (CKDu)

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • DrPH, Environmental and Occupational Health, Colorado School of Public Health, 2023
  • MPH, Environmental and Occupational Health, Colorado School of Public Health, 2013


  • Delta Omega National Honorary Society in Public Health, Alumni Member, 2017



Climate and worker health class, runs in the Spring.

Capstone & practicum

Stay tuned for more details on these projects.

PhD candidates

The Climate & Worker Health Targeted Research Training (TRT) program supports future leaders in the field of climate and workforce health by receiving high-quality education and research training in addressing the short- and long-term impacts of climate change on occupational health. Trainees in this program will join a forward-thinking faculty and student cohort to address one of the most urgent challenges we face today in public health. 

Learn more & apply.


Center for Health, Work & Environment

Colorado School of Public Health

CU Anschutz

Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place

Suite W3111

Mail Stop B119

Aurora, CO 80045

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