In the first webinar of our Health and Climate Solutions Webinar Series, Mustafa Ali, Elizabeth Yeampierre, and Patricia Cochran will lead a discussion on health…
Jonathan Patz, MD, MPH
Jonathan Patz is Professor & the John P. Holton Chair of Health and the Environment at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His faculty appointments are in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and the Department of Population Health Sciences. He also directs the university’s Global Health Institute. Dr. Patz co-chaired the health report for the first Congressionally mandated US National Assessment on Climate Change and for 15 years, served as a lead author for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) – the organization that shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. Some of his other awards include an Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellows Award, a shared Zayed International Prize for the Environment, a Fulbright Scholarship, the American Public Health Association’s Homer Calver Award for environmental health leadership, the Chanchlani Global Health Research Award, and he is a member of the National Academy of Medicine.
Renee N. Salas, MD, MPH, MS
Dr. Salas has served as the lead author for the 2018 and 2019 Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change U.S. Brief. She is a Yerby Fellow at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Affiliated Faculty at the Harvard Global Health Institute, and faculty in Department of Emergency Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. She engages in grant-funded research on how climate change is impacting the healthcare system and developing evidence-based adaptation. She has published in high impact journals and lectures on climate and health nationally and internationally. Her Doctor of Medicine is from the innovative five-year medical school program to train physician-investigators at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine with a Master of Science in Clinical Research from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Her Master of Public Health degree is from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health with a concentration in environmental health.
On this webinar speakers will provide an overview of how the health sector contributes to climate change and showcase initiatives being instituted by health systems and health organizations to reduce climate pollution.
Case studies, lessons learned, and resources for utilities will be shared so utilities can learn from one another and improve their resilience to multiple challenges, including natural disasters, cyber threats, climate conditions, and aging infrastructure.