Florida BRACE Team, Partners & Collaborators

Project Researchers and Staff

  • Dr. Chris Uejio (Project Lead), Department of Geology, Florida State University
  • Dr. Tisha Holmes, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Florida State University
  • Dr. Emily Powell (Program Manager), Climate Services Specialist, Florida State University
  • Dr. Zechariah (Riah) Lange, Evaluation Fellow
  • Carol Jeffers, Consultant, Jaqarden LLC
  • David Zierden, State of Florida Climatologist

Technical Advisory Group (TAG)

Representatives from county health departments, state government, non-profits, and academia actively participate in Florida BRACE's technical advisory group (TAG). Some TAG members are developing and implementing climate adaptation plans and programs. FL BRACE TAG members include:

  • Dr. Leonard Berry, Florida Atlantic University Florida Center for Environmental Studies
  • Dr. Carina Blackmore, Florida Department of Health, Director of the Division of Disease Control and Health Protection and the State Epidemiologist
  • Dan Burrows, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Climate and Health Program
  • Dr. William Butler, Florida State University Department of Urban and Regional Planning
  • Clara Kashar, Broward County Natural Resources Planning and Management Division, Energy and Sustainability Program
  • Dr. Sadie J. Ryan, University of Florida Department of Geography
  • Sonia McNelis, Florida Department of Health, Division of Emergency Preparedness and Community Support, Bureau of Preparedness and Response
  • Dr. Ron Saff, Physicians for Social Responsibility Florida

Community Advisory Group (CAG)

Climate change may disproportionately impact vulnerable populations and perpetuate health disparities (USGCRP 2016). In order to strengthen relationships with vulnerable populations, FL BRACE has a Community Advisory Group (CAG). If you represent an agency or organization whose work with vulnerable populations -- including but not limited to, lower income households, social service organizations, churches, the homeless, older adults (age > 65), and people with pre-existing conditions -- please contact us about joining our Community Advisory Group. In addition to timely health and climate information relevant to the groups you serve, we will inform you of upcoming webinars and conferences that can inform your work in the public health sphere.

Past Pilot Project Recipients

  • Hillsborough County Health Department
  • Manatee County Health Department
  • Martin County Health Department
  • Miami-Dade County Health Department
  • Monroe County Health Department
  • Orange County Health Department
  • Sarasota County Health Department
  • Volusia County Health Department