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Perspectives on Climate Change & Public Health

  • September 22, 2020
  • 10:00am–1:00pm ET
  • Online conference
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A video recording of the conference is available here.


In the coming years, it is crucial that policymakers, scientists, and advocates fully consider the serious threat that climate change poses to public health. Our online conference, co-sponsored by NYU Law's State Energy & Environmental Impact Center, will explore perspectives at the intersection of both fields. Experts from around the country will discuss climate-related health problems and some of the barriers working against the full consideration of health impacts in climate and environmental policy. 

View the conference agenda here.


Speakers include:

Dr. Aaron Bernstein, Interim Director, Center for Climate Health and the Global Environment, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health | Pediatric Hospitalist, Boston Children's Hospital

Lisa Friedman, Reporter, Climate Desk, The New York Times

Dr. N. Stuart Harris, Chief, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Division of Wilderness Medicine | Director, MGH Wilderness Medicine Fellowship | Department of Emergency Medicine, MGH | Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School | Affiliated Faculty, Belfer Center Arctic Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

David J. Hayes, Executive Director, State Energy & Environmental Impact Center | Adjunct Professor of Law, NYU School of Law

Maura Healey, Attorney General, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Dr. John Holdren, Teresa and John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government | Professor of Environmental Science and Policy, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University | Former Science Advisor to President Obama and Director, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, 2008- 2016

Gina McCarthy, President and Chief Executive Officer, NRDC | Former Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Dr. Kari Nadeau, Director, Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford University | Director, FARE Center of Excellence at Stanford University | Naddisy Foundation Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics

Dr. Sudip Parikh, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Publisher, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Richard Revesz, Director, Institute for Policy Integrity | Lawrence King Professor of Law and Dean Emeritus, NYU School of Law

Dr. William N. Rom, Research Scientist, NYU School of Global Public Health | Sol and Judith Bergstein Professor of Medicine, Emeritus, NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Dr. Linda Walden, Founding/Steering Committee, Georgia Clinicians for Climate Action | Immediate Past Region III Chair, National Medical Association (Southeast U.S.) | Member, Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health | Past President, Georgia State Medical Association, Inc. | Board of Trustees, National Medical Association | Family Physician