Mary Hayden, Ph.D.

Mary Hayden is a scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in the Research Applications Laboratory and a Guest Researcher with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Her research interests are societal impacts and climate change, particularly climate and health related links, community participatory research, and social mobilization. Currently, Dr. Hayden is collaborating with university and state health department researchers investigating patterns of societal risk and vulnerability to extreme heat in Phoenix, AZ and Houston, TX. Additionally, she is part of an NCAR team partnering with university and local health researchers in Ghana examining weather and meningitis links and is working with a CDC/NCAR team developing an early warning system for plague coupled with a better understanding of health care access in the West Nile Region of Uganda. Dr. Hayden is the NCAR principal investigator for a new post-doc program partnering with CDC to train fellows in climate and health issues especially related to vector-borne infectious diseases and environmental health.

Mary Hayden
Dr. Hayden
(Left, Dr. Hayden is examining waste tires for immature Aedes aegypti, the dengue virus vector, in Brownsville, TX).