Research Scientist

Dr. Wiskel is a Research Scientist at CrisisReady, a Clinical Fellow at Harvard Medical School, and a Climate Change & Human Health Fellow at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Dr. Tess Wiskel is an Emergency Physician and a graduate of the Brown University Emergency Medicine Residency Program and the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. She has centered her career on improving care for at-risk populations, both locally and globally. During medical school and residency, she conducted research, education, and advocacy focusing on global and women’s health, which included the development of an accident and emergency HIV testing program in Belize and an educational elective in reproductive health in emergency care. 

Treating the environmental impacts of health on her patients has motivated Dr. Wiskel’s current efforts to address the effects of climate change on health, continuing to focus on at-risk populations through her research at CrisisReady on the impacts of wildfires on vulnerable communities.

Dr. Wiskel is a member of the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health and a board member for Physicians for Social Responsibility Pennsylvania.  She is addressing the health effects of climate change through local advocacy efforts and developing health and climate change educational curricula. She is interested in using research to guide surveillance, preparation, and response to health impacts of climate change, particularly extreme weather events, and to evaluate long term effects including migration of communities.


  • Brown University Emergency Medicine Residency Program
  • MD, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
  • BS, The University of California, Berkeley

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