Online Conference: Perspectives on Climate Change and Public Health

The State Energy & Environmental Impact Center and the Institute for Policy Integrity co-hosted an online conference to explore the serious threat that climate change poses to public health. Experts from around the country discussed 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 included: 

Maura Healey, Attorney General, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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

Dr. John Holdren, Teresa and John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy, Kennedy School of Government and 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. Sudip Parikh, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Publisher, American Association for the Advancement of Science

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 (Panelist and Moderator)

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. 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, 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