The growing concern over weather-related power outages and community health, which raises concerns on both intensifying climate change and an aging American power grid infrastructure, is highlighted in a recent study published in Nature Communications.a county-level map from the study displaying data on power outages lasting more than eight hours. Counties in white shading lacked credible data. University of Washington, credited.Dr. Joan Casey, who is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Services at the University of Washington but originally initiated the study while a professor at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, is also one of the report’s co-authors.Dr. Casey encountered numerous wildfires while residing in northern California, which frequently caused power outages that lasted for days at a time.