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Adam Kalkstein

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Adam Kalkstein
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Dr. Adam Kalkstein is a climate scientist with research interests focusing on climate change and human health. Dr. Kalkstein received his B.A. in Environmental Sciences from the University of Virginia and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Geography/Climatology from Arizona State University. Current research projects include a three-year National Research Council / U.S. Army Research Laboratory study examining the impact of cool, dry air on influenza in the southwest United States. Other projects include an examination of heat on U.S. soldiers, the impact of weather and climate on suicide rates across the United States, and fluctuating tropical cyclone patterns in the northern Atlantic Ocean. Recently, Dr. Kalkstein was selected by the World Meteorological Organization to serve on a Commission for Climatology expert team. Further, Dr. Kalkstein served as subject matter expert for an Army Science Board climate change study and acted as an official U.S. government reviewer for the recent IPCC 5th Assessment Report, Working Group II. Dr. Kalkstein is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering at the United States Military Academy.