Charlie Reed

Charlie Reed

Climate Justice & Community-Driven Epidemiology Phone: +1 828.271.4388 Email:


Charlie Reed joined NCICS in 2022 as a Research Associate focusing on environmental epidemiology. He is currently working with communities in both North and South Carolina to collect and analyze data on climate stressors and their impacts on health. He enjoys examining the intersection of health, housing, and the environment.

Prior to coming to NCICS, Charlie earned a B.S. in Biology and a B.S. in Environmental Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He earned an M.P.H in epidemiology at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Charlie has experience with community-driven environmental health studies; he worked on the NO ROACH and Green Housing Studies in New Orleans and the GenX Study in Eastern North Carolina. He has also worked as an epidemiologist for the State Health Departments of Montana and North Carolina.



Runkle, J.D., M.M. Sugg, A. Berry, C. Reed, K. Cowan, L. Wertis, and S. Ryan, 2024: Association of psychiatric emergency visits and warm ambient temperature during pregnancy: A time-stratified case-crossover study. Environmental Health Perspectives, 132 (6), 067001.


Duncan, S., C. Reed, T. Spurlock, M.M. Sugg, and J.D. Runkle, 2023: Acute health effects of wildfire smoke exposure during a compound event: A case-crossover study of the 2016 Great Smoky Mountain wildfires. Geohealth, 7 (10), e2023GH000860.