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Perspectives on Climate Change & Public Health

  • September 22, 2020
  • 10:00am–1:00pm
  • Online conference

Register 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 Division of Wilderness Medicine; Director, Massachusetts General Hospital Wilderness Medicine Fellowship; Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School

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

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

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 Professor, Department of Medicine at NYU Grossman School of Medicine; Professor Emeritus of Medicine, Department of Medicine at NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Dr. Linda Walden, Founder, Georgia Clinicians for Climate Action; Immediate Past Region III Chair, National Medical Association (Southeast U.S.)