Kathryn Conlon, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Kathryn Conlon, Ph.D., M.P.H.



Public Health

Environmental Health


  • Assistant Professor


Research/Academic Interests

Kathryn Conlon is an assistant professor, jointly appointed in the UC Davis School of Medicine Department of Public Health Sciences and School of Veterinary Medicine Department of Medicine and Epidemiology. Her research focuses on characterizing how climate change influences human, animal, and environmental health.

Conlon incorporates traditional environmental epidemiological study design, spatio-temporal exposure assessment, weather and climate modeling, land-use modeling, and mixed-methods for social and behavioral epidemiology. She works with state and local health practitioners to systematically characterize and implement climate change and public health actions in support of building an evidence base for climate change and health interventions.

Conlon was an author on the U.S. Global Change Research Program's 4th National Climate Assessment and the Climate and Health Assessment. Prior to joining UC Davis, she was an epidemiologist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Climate and Health Program. 


M.P.H., Environmental and Occupational Health, Emory University, 2007

Ph.D., Environmental Health Sciences, University of Michigan, 2013

B.A., Environmental Policy, University of Michigan, 2005

Professional Memberships

American Public Health Association

American Society of Adaptation Professionals

International Association of Wildland Fire

International Society for Environmental Epidemiology

Select Recent Publications

Conlon KC, Monaghan A, Hayden M, Wilhelmi O. 2016. Modeling intra-urban extreme heat exposure with fine-scale land use data in Houston, Texas. PLoS ONE 11(2): e0148890. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0151226.

Conlon KC, Kintziger KW, Jagger MA, Stefanova L, Uejio CK, Konrad C. 2016. Working with climate projections to estimate disease burden: Perspectives from public health. Int. J. Envrion. Res. Public Health 13(8), 804; https://dx.doi.org/10.3390%2Fijerph13080804.

Bell JE, Brown CL, Conlon KC, Herring S, Kunkel KE, Lawrimore J, Luber G, Schreck C, Smith A, Uejio C. 2018. Change in extreme events and the potential impacts on human health. J Air Waste Manag Assoc. 68(4):265-287. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/10962247.2017.1401017.

Angel, J., C. Swanston, B.M. Boustead, K.C. Conlon, K.R. Hall, J.L. Jorns, K.E. Kunkel, M.C. Lemos, B. Lofgren, T.A. Ontl, J. Posey, K. Stone, G. Takle, and D. Todey, 2018: Midwest. In Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States: Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume II [Reidmiller, D.R., C.W. Avery, D.R. Easterling, K.E. Kunkel, K.L.M. Lewis, T.K. Maycock, and B.C. Stewart (eds.)]. U.S. Global Change Research Program, Washington, DC, USA. doi: 10.7930/NCA4.2018.CH21

Gamble, J.L., J. Balbus, M. Berger, K. Bouye, V. Campbell, K. Chief, K. Conlon, A. Crimmins, B. Flanagan, C. Gonzalez-Maddux, E. Hallisey, S. Hutchins, L. Jantarasami, S. Khoury, M. Kiefer, J. Kolling, K. Lynn, A. Manangan, M. McDonald, R. Morello-Frosch, M.H. Redsteer, P. Sheffield, K. Thigpen Tart, J. Watson, K.P. Whyte, and A.F. Wolkin, 2016: Ch. 9: Populations of Concern. The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment. U.S. Global Change Research Program, Washington, DC, 247–286. http://dx.doi.org/10.7930/J0Q81B0T