Lerner Postdoctoral Scholar, Danielle Rhubart, was interviewed for this U.S. News and World Report article (https://health.usnews.com/wellness/articles/hot-weather-health-tips) on extreme heat health tips. “Dense concentrations of concrete and asphalt combined with a lack of vegetation reduce the cooling capabilities of evaporation,” explains Danielle Rhubart, a postdoctoral fellow with the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. Although it may seem surprising, the most rural U.S. areas have the second-highest rates of heat-related morality. “Higher rates of poverty and preexisting conditions, combined with less access to health care, may account for this rural disadvantage,” Rhubart explains. Read Rhubart’s brief: Preventing Heat-Related Fatalities during the COVID-19 Pandemic.