Carina Jane Gronlund
As an environmental epidemiologist and with funding from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, the National Science Foundation, and Detroit community input, I study how social, economic, health, and built environment characteristics and/or air quality affect vulnerability to extreme heat and extreme precipitation. This research will help cities understand how to adapt to heat, heat waves and heavy rainfall in a changing climate.
I received my BA in Biology from the University of Chicago, with a specialization in Ecology and Evolution. Subsequently, I worked as a research assistant in the Clinical Trials Office at the Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit, MI before pursing a Masters in Public Health at the University of Michigan. I completed my MPH in 2008 and then completed my PhD in 2013 in the University of Michigan Department of Environmental Health Sciences, where I was a National Institute on Aging Public Health and Aging trainee. My dissertation focused on associations between high temperatures and hospital admissions and mortality among the elderly as well as sociodemographic and land cover characteristics that modify these associations. In my postdoctoral fellowships, I studied how social and environmental characteristics influence vulnerability to heat-related health effects, using data from longitudinal studies of cardiovascular health in seven U.S. cities as well as state and national records of severe health events.
- Brian Stone, Jr., Carina Jane Gronlund, Evan Mallen, David Hondula, Marie S. O’Neill, Mayuri Rajput, Santiago Grijalva, Kevin Lanza, Sharon Harlan, Larissa Larsen, Godfried Augenbroe, E. Scott Krayenhoff, Ashley Broadbent, Matei Georgescu. 2023. How Blackouts during Heat Waves Amplify Mortality and Morbidity Risk. Environmental Science & Technology 57(23):8245-8255.
- Larissa Larsen, Carina Jane Gronlund, Kaan Cem Ketenci, Sharon L. Harlan, David M. Hondula, Brian Stone Jr., Kevin Lanza, Evan Mallen, Mary K. Wright, Marie S. O'Neill. 2023. Safe at Home? A Comparison of Factors Influencing Indoor Residential Temperatures During Warm Weather Among Three Cities. Journal of the American Planning Association 89(3):363-375.
- Miatta A. Buxton, Safa Heydarzadeh, Carina Jane Gronlund, Marisol Castillo-Castrejon, Myrna Souraye Godines-Enriquez, Marie S. O’Neill, Felipe Vadillo-Ortega. 2023. Associations between Air Pollution Exposure and Blood Pressure during Pregnancy among PRINCESA Cohort Participants. Toxics 11(5):424.
- Gronlund,Carina Jane, Kaan Cem Ketenci, Tony G. Reames, Peter S. Larson, Justin Schott, Zachary Rowe, Quinton S. Jenkins, Mario O. Sanca, Troy Tournat, Sol,Ketlyne, Don'aa Williams, Emma Gijsbers, Marie S. O'Neill. 2021. Indoor apparent temperature, cognition, and daytime sleepiness among low-income adults in a temperate climate. Indoor Air 32(1):e12972.
- Khan, Anam Mashaal, Finlay, Jessica Marie, Clarke, Philippa J, Sol,Ketlyne, Melendez, Robert A, Judd, Suzanne, Gronlund, Carina Jane. 2021. Association between temperature exposure and cognition: a cross-sectional analysis of 20,687 aging adults in the United States. BMC Public Health 21:1484.
- Finlay, Jessica Marie, Anam Khan, Gronlund, Carina Jane, Sol,Ketlyne, Joy Jang, Melendez, Robert A, Suzanne Judd, Clarke, Philippa J. 2021. Weather Woes? Exploring Potential Links between Precipitation and Age-Related Cognitive Decline. International journal of environmental research and public health 17(23):9011.
- Rachel S. Bergmans, Peter Larson, Erica Bennion, Mezuk, Briana, Matthew C. Wozniak, Allison L. Steiner, Gronlund, Carina Jane. 2021. Short-term exposures to atmospheric evergreen, deciduous, grass, and ragweed aeroallergens and the risk of suicide in Ohio, 2007-2015: Exploring disparities by age, gender, and education level. Environmental Research 200:111450.
- Brian Stone, Jr., Evan Mallen, Mayuri Rajput, Gronlund, Carina Jane, Ashley M. Broadbent, E. Scott Krayenhoff, Godfried Augenbroe, Marie S. O’Neill, Matei Georgescu. 2021. Compound Climate and Infrastructure Events: How Electrical Grid Failure Alters Heat Wave Risk. Environmental Science & Technology 55(10):6957–6964.
- Mary K. Wright, David M. Hondula, Paul M. Chakalian, Liza C. Kurtz, Lance Watkins, Gronlund, Carina Jane, Larissa Larsen, Evan Mallen, Sharon L. Harlan. 2020. Social and behavioral determinants of indoor temperatures in air-conditioned homes. Building and Environment 183:107187.
- Cardoza, Jacqueline E., Gronlund, Carina Jane, Schott, Justin, Ziegler, Todd, Stone, Brian, O’Neill, Marie S.. 2020. Heat-Related Illness Is Associated with Lack of Air Conditioning and Pre-Existing Health Problems in Detroit, Michigan, USA: A Community-Based Participatory Co-Analysis of Survey Data. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17(16):5704.