Caleb Dresser is an Emergency Medicine physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where his academic work focuses on the health and healthcare implications of Climate Change. He is Assistant Director of the Fellowship in Climate and Human Health and is affiliated with the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University, the Harvard Chan Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment, the Harvard University Center for the Environment, and CrisisReady.
Caleb’s work focuses on health and healthcare needs during and after climate-related disasters, with particular attention to heat waves, tropical cyclones, and wildfire and the threat that these can pose to patients with specific medical vulnerabilities. He is interested in the long-term health implications of climate-related disasters, including issues of prolonged loss of access to medical services and mobility of affected populations.
Caleb Dresser was the inaugural Fellow in Climate and Human Health in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (2019 to 2021) and is a graduate of the Master of Public Health program at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. He completed his medical education at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and his residency in Emergency Medicine at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.