The Climate, Work & Health Initiative 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.


  • Diana with Pantaleon workers

    The intersection of science, philosophy and community with Diana Jaramillo

    Aug 12, 2020
    Diana Jaramillo shares her journey from environmental field research to the Center for Health, Work & Environment's International Total Worker Health® team.
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    ​Faces of CHWE: Jaime Butler-Dawson

    Mar 17, 2020
    Jaime helps lead the Center’s team in Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Mexico, using environmental health practices and a Total Worker Health® approach to develop and implement evidence-based, practical solutions to improve the health and well-being of the workers. “I tried to separate environmental and occupational health my whole life,” Jaime said, “but work is just too important.”
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Butler-Dawson J, Krisher L, Yoder H, Dally M, Sorensen C, Johnson RJ, et al. Evaluation of heat stress and cumulative incidence of acute kidney injury in sugarcane workers in Guatemala. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health. 2019.

Dally M, Butler-Dawson J, Krisher L, Monaghan A, Weitzenkamp D, Sorensen C, et al. The impact of heat and impaired kidney function on productivity of Guatemalan sugarcane workers. Plos One. 2018;13(10).

Krisher L, Butler-Dawson J, Yoder H, Pilloni D, Dally M, Johnson EC, et al. Electrolyte beverage intake to promote hydration and maintain kidney function in Guatemalan sugarcane workers laboring in hot conditions.; J Occup Environ Med 2020 online ahead of print.