My research interests are in synoptic climatology, climate change, and bioclimatology. Perhaps foremost, I've worked on addressing the problem of heat vulnerability through a number of different avenues, from survey work on heat perception, to the development of over 30 heat-warning systems across the globe, and projections of future vulnerability. I am also interested in all other aspects of applied climatology, including climate and crime, atmospheric composition, and agriculture. I also serve as the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Biometeorology.
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
Progress in Physical Geography, in press.
Bourque, B.G. Armstrong, T. Kosatsky, 2010: Which days of hot weather are identified as
dangerous by Heat-Health Warning Systems? A comparison of the predictive capacity of
different approaches. American Journal of Public Health, in press.
Sheridan, S.C., A.J. Kalkstein, and L.S. Kalkstein, 2009: Trends in heat-related mortality in the United States, 1975-2004. Natural Hazards, 50, 145-160. DOI:10.1007/s11069-008-9327-2
Kalkstein, L.S., Sheridan, S.C., and Kalkstein, A.J., 2009: Heat Health Warning Systems:
Development, Implementation, and Intervention Activities. Biometeorology for Adaptation
to Climate Variability and Change. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer-Verlag, 33-48. DOI:
Knight, D.B., R.E. Davis, S.C. Sheridan, D.M. Hondula, L.J. Sitka, M. Deaton, T.R. Lee, S.D.
Gawtry, P.J. Stenger, F. Mazzei, and B.P. Kenny, 2008: Increasing frequencies of warm and
humid air masses over the conterminous United States from 1948 to 2005. Geophysical
Research Letters, 35, L10702. DOI: 10.1029/2008GL033697
Association of American Geographers
International Society of Biometeorology
American Meteorological Society