Juli Trtanj is the NOAA One Health Lead and Director of the National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS).
She is responsible for developing and implementing the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Health Strategy across NOAA and with other federal, state, local and international Agencies, academic and private sector partners. She leads the National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) with the Centers for Disease Control, and in partnershipwith HHS-SAMHSA, OCCHE, CDC, NIOSH, NIH and ASPR, FEMA, OSHA, EPA, The Veterans Administration, HUD and other agencies. And she is one of the three co-chairs for the White House Extreme Heat Working Group and is leading the development of the Federal Heat Strategy and Implementation Plan.
She coordinates the NOAA One Health Working Group which brings together NOAA data, research, information and actions to inform health decision making.
Ms. Trtanj co-chairs the US Global Change Research Program, Climate Change and Human Health Group (CCHHG), and the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) EO4Health Initiative and Community of Practice, which focuses on the development of Integrated Information Systems for heat, other climate and environmentally sensitive health outcomes.
She co-chairs the Global Heat Health Information Network(GHHIN) ManagementCommittee and co-leads the Joint WMO/WHO Integrated Health Services Study Group. She helps lead the Belmont Forum funding opportunity on Climate, Environment and Health, serves on the Interamerican Institute for Global Change Research Steering Committee for Climate, Environment and Health, and served on the WMO COVID-19 Task Team.
She has developed and directed multidisciplinary and multi-partner research programs on Climate, Oceans and Health, and has long been an advocate of stronger connections between the art and science communities.
In addition to numerous book chapters and articles, she was an author on the Fourth National Climate Assessment, served on the Steering Committee of the USGCRP Climate and Health Assessment and was a Convening Lead Author for the Water-Related Illness chapter. She was also honored to be part of many scientists who won the Nobel Peace Prize for climate change work.