I am a Program Manager for the Climate Change Adaptation Research Group at McGill University, leading research and initiatives on Arctic search and rescue as well as emergency management and risk reduction. My research interests include public health, vulnerability mapping and forecasting, and community-based adaptation. I have been involved in ongoing development of community vulnerability indices, research into the uses of UAVs for search and rescue and emergency response in Arctic communities, and modeling potential climate change health impacts.
I am interested contributing to social equity by contributing to evidence-based policies and scientific research. I have diverse experiences in policy development and research surrounding social and environmental determinants of health – particularly in resource low locations. During spare time, I enjoy mountaineering, biking, and alpine skiing.
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Debortoli, N., Sayles, J., Clark, D.G., Ford, J.D. A systems network approach for climate change vulnerability assessment. Environmental Research Letters (Under Review).
Ford, J.D., Couture, N., Bell, T., Clark, D.G. Climate change and Canada’s north coast: Research trends, progress, and future directions. 2017. Environmental Reviews.
Clark, D.G., Ford, J.D. Emergency response in a rapidly changing Arctic. 2017. CMAJ. 189, 135-6.
Clark, D. G., Ford, J.D., Pearce, T., Berrang-Ford, L. Vulnerability to injuries associated with land-use activities in Nunavut, Canada. 2016. Social Science & Medicine. 169, 18-26.
Clark, D.G., Ford, J.D., Berrang-Ford, L., Pearce, T., Gough, W., Kowal, S. The role of environmental factors in search and rescue incidents in Nunavut. 2016. Public Health. 137, 44-49.
Clark, D.G., Premkumar, D., Mazur, R., & Kisimbo, E. Geospatial Resource Access Analysis in Hedaru, Tanzania. 2014. ESA Living Planet Symposium Proceedings. Edinburgh, United Kingdom. http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013ESASP.722E.250C
News Articles About my Work
Montreal Gazette – Advancing in a Common Vision to Address Climate Change
Arctic Deeply – Researchers explore use of UAVs for search and rescue
National Geographic – Arctic Search and Rescue and Climate Change
Arctic Deeply – Risk on the Land and Climate Change
McGill University – Paper Published on Search and Rescue in the Arctic
Nunatsiaq News – Search and Rescue Research in Nunavut
Ames Tribune – Climate Change and Dylan’s work in the North
Des Moines WHO TV – Iowa State University undergraduates present climate change research
Iowa State University – Two Iowa State seniors present at ESA