New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, NY.
Conflict of interest: The authors report no conflict of interest
Sources of financial support: This commentary was sponsored by the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE). The contents are the sole responsibility of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official views of the ISEE.
About the authors: The authors are from Bureau of Environmental Surveillance and Policy, Division of Environmental Health, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. KAZUHIKO ITO is the Executive Director of Environmental Research. His epidemiologic research characterizes the adverse health impacts of weather and air pollution. KATHRYN LANE is the Senior Environmental Epidemiologist. She focuses on surveillance and epidemiology of weather-related health impacts to inform prevention and policy. CAROLYN OLSON is the Assistant Commissioner. Trained in epidemiology, her work has focused on the effective application of health research findings to inform public health practice.
Corresponding author: Kazuhiko Ito, Bureau of Environmental Surveillance and Policy, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 125 Worth Street, Room 326, New York, NY 10013,Telephone: 646-632-6539; E-mail: email@example.com