Kate Lillepold

MPH, Research assistant

Kate joined the Global Economic Dynamics and the Biosphere (GEDB) programme as a Research Assistant in May 2019. Prior to her current position, Kate completed a Traineeship at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). At ECDC her work was focused on climate change drivers of arboviral diseases such as dengue and chikungunya, as well as determinants and drivers of infectious disease threat events in Europe. At GEDB she is involved in a variety of projects, spanning ocean stewardship to human health. 

Kate holds a Master of Public Health (MPH) from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, where she specialized in Epidemiology. She also holds a Honours Bachelor of Science in Biology from Queen’s University.

Selected publications:
More arboviral disease outbreaks in continental Europe due to the warming climate?

Assessing the effect of drought severity on height-for-age z-score in Kenyan children: a secondary analysis