We are pleased to announce that La Isla Network’s Dr. Catharina (Ineke) Wesseling has been named to  the prestigious National Academy of Sciences, Costa Rica, in recognition of her immense contribution to the fields of environmental and occupational epidemiology. In 2003, Ineke was instrumental in establishing SALTRA, a university-based program on work and health in Central America encompassing multiple geographies and industries throughout the region. Ineke then expanded this research agenda by transferring her knowledge to La Isla Network, where she has been instrumental to the continued growth and success of our mission to protect workers from the fatal effects of heat in a warming world.

Below are some reflections of Ineke’s colleagues and friends on the foundational impact her work has had on the region. We are so thankful to have her on the team at LIN, and are  honored to celebrate this important achievement with her!

Read the complete Acknowledgment