Institute at Brown for Environment and Society

Kate Burrows

Former Voss Postdoctoral Research Associate


Kate Burrows studies the relationship between climate- and weather-related extremes and public health. She has interdisciplinary training in environmental epidemiology (PhD, Yale University School of the Environment) and social-behavioral sciences (MPH, Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health) which allows her to investigate global health issues from a unique perspective that incorporates sociocultural determinants of health and environmental exposures. Kate is trained in mixed-methods approaches and she conducts qualitative research at the local level and quantitative research using big data at the national level. In her local level research Kate is committed to community based participatory approaches and she believes that effective climate adaptation requires the integration of local and indigenous perspectives.