Research Scientist

Dr. Caleb Dresser is an emergency medicine physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, an instructor of emergency medicine at Harvard Medical School, and and instructor of environmental health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Caleb’s current work focuses on the means to address health needs during and after climate-related disasters.

Caleb has experience with bench, clinical, and operational research in a variety of settings, is former Uganda Program Director for the nonprofit Global Emergency Care, and completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. More recently, he has helped lead research alongside other CrisisReady researchers on the impacts of wildfires on California’s healthcare systems. Dr. Dresser is also the assistant director of the Climate and Human Health Fellowship at Beth Israel. The fellowship provides practical training for physicians to advance evidence-based policies that help build climate-resilient communities and health systems.

Caleb received his BS from Cornell University and his MD from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is a graduate of the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and is currently enrolled in the Master of Public Health program at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health.

A list of Caleb’s published work is available on the Harvard Catalyst here.


  • MD, University of Massachusetts
  • BS (Cum Laude), Biology & Society, Cornell University

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