Keith Spangler is a research scientist in the Department of Environmental Health and the Biostatistics and Epidemiology Data Analytics Center (BEDAC) at Boston University. His research interests are in the health effects of climate change and its disproportionate impacts on socially vulnerable communities.
His recent work includes assessing spatiotemporal changes in heat-related mortality, developing a data repository of spatially resolved heat metrics, and improving exposure measurements for analyzing social determinants of health at various scales. He holds a Ph.D. in earth, environmental, and planetary sciences and an Sc.M. in epidemiology from Brown University.
- Published on 6/17/2022
Spangler KR, Liang S, Wellenius GA. Wet-Bulb Globe Temperature, Universal Thermal Climate Index, and Other Heat Metrics for US Counties, 2000-2020. Sci Data. 2022 Jun 17; 9(1):326. PMID: 35715416.
- Published on 4/1/2022
Nori-Sarma A, Sun S, Sun Y, Spangler KR, Oblath R, Galea S, Gradus JL, Wellenius GA. Association Between Ambient Heat and Risk of Emergency Department Visits for Mental Health Among US Adults, 2010 to 2019. JAMA Psychiatry. 2022 Apr 01; 79(4):341-349. PMID: 35195664.
- Published on 2/10/2022
Nori-Sarma A, Spangler KR, Wang B, Cesare N, Dukes KA, Lane KJ. Impacts of the choice of distance measurement method on estimates of access to point-based resources. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2022 Feb 10. PMID: 35145207.
- Published on 1/19/2022
Bernstein AS, Sun S, Weinberger KR, Spangler KR, Sheffield PE, Wellenius GA. Warm Season and Emergency Department Visits to U.S. Children's Hospitals. Environ Health Perspect. 2022 01; 130(1):17001. PMID: 35044241.
- Published on 11/24/2021
Sun S, Weinberger KR, Nori-Sarma A, Spangler KR, Sun Y, Dominici F, Wellenius GA. Ambient heat and risks of emergency department visits among adults in the United States: time stratified case crossover study. BMJ. 2021 11 24; 375:e065653. PMID: 34819309.
- Published on 11/10/2021
Spangler KR, Patil P, Peng X, Levy JI, Lane KJ, Tieskens KF, Carnes F, Klevens RM, Erdman EA, Troppy TS, Fabian MP, Leibler JH. Community predictors of COVID-19 cases and deaths in Massachusetts: Evaluating changes over time using geospatially refined data. Influenza Other Respir Viruses. 2022 03; 16(2):213-221. PMID: 34761531.
- Published on 11/1/2021
Nassikas NJ, Spangler K, Wellenius GA. Asthma Exacerbations Attributable to Ozone Air Pollution in New England. R I Med J (2013). 2021 Nov 01; 104(9):20-23. PMID: 34705902.
- Published on 8/27/2021
Weinberger KR, Wu X, Sun S, Spangler KR, Nori-Sarma A, Schwartz J, Requia W, Sabath BM, Braun D, Zanobetti A, Dominici F, Wellenius GA. Heat warnings, mortality, and hospital admissions among older adults in the United States. Environ Int. 2021 12; 157:106834. PMID: 34461376.
- Published on 7/16/2021
Tieskens KF, Patil P, Levy JI, Brochu P, Lane KJ, Fabian MP, Carnes F, Haley BM, Spangler KR, Leibler JH. Time-varying associations between COVID-19 case incidence and community-level sociodemographic, occupational, environmental, and mobility risk factors in Massachusetts. BMC Infect Dis. 2021 Jul 16; 21(1):686. PMID: 34271870.
- Published on 2/26/2021
Spangler KR, Wellenius GA. Spatial and intraseasonal variation in changing susceptibility to extreme heat in the United States. Environ Epidemiol. 2021 Apr; 5(2):e136. PMID: 33870011.
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