Dr. Courtney Howard, MD

Research & Policy

You will find here a compendium of Dr Howard’s research and policy work.

The Lancet Countdown on Health & Climate Change

First Author, Author

The Lancet Countdown Video. The 2019 report of the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change shows that climate change is already damaging the health of the world’s children and is set to shape the wellbeing of an entire generation unless the world meets Paris Agreement targets to limit warming to well below 2˚C.

Read the 2019 report: https://hubs.ly/H0lN8md0

Published: November 14, 2019

"Climate Changes Health in Canada" — taken from the 2019 Lancet Countdown Policy Brief for Canada

Global Climate and Health Alliance— The Limits of Viability

Report: The Limits of Livability – The emerging threat of smoke impacts on health from forest fires and climate change
“Bigger, more frequent forest and bush fires are having increased and not yet well-studied health impacts on people – including through longer and more frequent exposure to fire smoke by larger populations in distant cities – according to a report by the Global Climate and Health Alliance.”

Canada Communicable Disease Report

First Author

Canada Communicable Disease Report. May 2, 2019. 

The Lancet


The Lancet. September 30, 2020. 

CAPE : Health Recovery Plan


Healthy Recovery Plan, by the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment. Summer 2020.

Canadian Medical Association Journal


CMAJ. Vol. 190, Issue 50. 17 Dec 2018

CMAJ. Vol. 186, Issue 12. 2 Sep 2014


CMAJ. Vol. 187, Issue 14. 6 Oct 2015

CMAJ. Vol. 187, Issue 13.22 Sep 2015