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Wildfires & Community Well-being: Lessons from Chile

Alexandra Paige Fischer
Friday, November 17, 2023
12:00-1:00 PM Off Campus Location
In this talk, Dr. Paige Fischer will explore wildfire as a social-ecological system and its implications for community well-being. Fischer will discuss her work with wildfires and vulnerable populations, her motivation for taking her domestic work abroad, and how her understanding of resilience was transformed after her time learning from affected communities in Chile.

Dr. Paige Fischer is associate professor of environment and sustainability at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on human adaptation to climate and natural hazards such as wildfire in forested areas. Her work looks at the capacity of individuals and organizations to adapt to environmental change through individual and collective natural resource management and environmental conservation actions. Her work has focused on the American West and has recently expanded to south-central Chile, where wildfires are becoming more frequent and severe. Fischer is recognized as one of 50 female leading scholars in the international field of fire science.

This event is co-sponsored by the International Institute, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and the Office of Global Public Health.

Free with registration:

This lecture is part of the Center for Global Health Equity's annual Distinguished Seminar Series for the 2023-2024 academic year. This year, the series' topic is Climate Vulnerability and Health—How are we Responding?

The U-M Center for Global Health Equity advances interdisciplinary engagement across our university and with global partners to equitably prevent disease and improve health in low- and middle- income countries. Based at the University of Michigan, CGHE brings together U-M faculty, staff, and students with external partners in pursuit of novel global health solutions that can positively impact individuals and communities in low- and middle-income settings. Since our founding in 2020, we have partnered with over 45 institutions in 17 different countries to realize our global vision of a world where health is not an obstacle to education, employment, and the pursuit of a fulfilling life.
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Off Campus Location
Event Type: Livestream / Virtual
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, Global Health, Health, Health Equity, International, Latin America, Medicine, Mental Health, Public Health
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Center for Global Health Equity, School for Environment & Sustainability, International Institute, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Office of Global Public Health

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