Monday, May 16, 2022
Jesse Bell CASE

Jesse E. Bell, a professor at the Department of  Environmental, Agricultural, and Occupational Health at University of Nebraska was the featured speaker of the Climate / Atmospheric Science & Engineering (CASE) Colloquium speaker series on May 27. The presentation is titled “Water, Climate and Health Program."

The CASE Colloquium is presented by the University of Iowa's Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research and the Iowa Technology Institute. Find past CASE presentations here.

Watch a replay of the event below, and find more information about Prof. Bell and the topic below the video player. 




Here is more on Prof. Bell:

ABSTRACT: Housed in the UNMC College of Public Health Department of Environmental, Agricultural & Occupational Health, the Water, Climate and Health Program brings together experts from UNMC, the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska to address Nebraska’s most pressing public health issues related to water and climate. The mission of the Water, Climate and Health Program is to bring together expertise and resources to form collaborations to advance our understanding of public health challenges related to water and climate, and to create solutions to these challenges. This work is accomplished through research, education, policy development, and training.

BIOGRAPHY: Dr. Jesse E. Bell is the Claire M. Hubbard Professor of Water, Climate, and Health in the Department of Environmental, Agricultural, and Occupational Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the School of Natural Resources within the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is also the director of the Water, Climate and Health Program at UNMC and the director of Water, Climate and Health at the University of Nebraska’s Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute. His expertise and research are focused on understanding the impacts of changes in the environment and climate on natural and human processes. Before coming to UNMC, Dr. Bell developed and served as the first individual to hold an interagency position between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He was a lead author for the U.S. Global Change Research Program report “The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment” that was released by the White House in 2016. He also served on the White House Pandemic Prediction and Forecasting Working Group and assisted with a project focused on forecasting dengue fever outbreaks. Dr. Bell is a reviewer for the annual Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change and a contributing author on the United Nations Water Scarcity in Agriculture (WASAG) Working Group report titled, “Thinking ahead: Drought resilience and COVID-19”. He is also a Faculty Fellow for the National Strategic Research Institute and adjunct faculty for the Department of Environmental Health at Emory University. Dr. Bell received his Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma.