Climate Change and Health Seminar: "Climate change, cities, and health: advancing solutions through systems-based research
July 16, 2021
Dr. José Siri, Senior Science Lead for Cities, Urbanization, and Health at the Wellcome Trust's Our Planet, Our Health Programme
Dr. José Siri joined YCCCH for this special seminar to discuss his work in urban and planetary health, climate change, and systems thinking.
June 30, 2021
Dr. Daniel Carrión, Postdoctoral fellow at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Dr. Daniel Carrión joined YCCCH for this special seminar on household energy, energy insecurity, air pollution and why/how it connects to climate & health.
Special guest, Samantha Dynowski, CT Sierra Club Chapter Director, provides an overview of legislative bills on the docket during this session; Transportation, Buildings, Electricity/Utilities, Climate and Environmental Justice, and what you can do to support them.
Hosted by the YSPH Sustainability Committee, March 26, 2021
Climate Change and Health Seminar: “Links between Wildfires, Air Pollution, and Health under a Changing Climate”
Dr. Michelle Bell, Mary E. Pinchot Professor of Environmental Health at the Yale University School of the Environment
April 19, 2021
As part of YCCCH’s Seminar Series, doctoral students Lingzhi Chu, Yiqun Ma, Phoebe Tran discuss their research on temperature and health under a changing climate.
March 29, 2021
Climate Change and Health Seminar: “Energy System Transformation in Puerto Rico: Enviro/Racial Justice and Public Health Implications”
Ruth Santiago, J.D., LL.M; Comité Diálogo Ambiental, Inc., joined the Yale Center on Climate Change and Health's seminar series to discuss her work in Puerto Rico on rooftop solar energy projects, solar communities, and energy democracy.
March 8, 2021
Climate Change and Health Seminar: “Mental Health after Weather-Related Disasters: State of the Research and Future Directions”
Dr. Sarah Lowe; Assistant Professor of Public Health (Social and Behavioral Sciences), Yale School of Public Health joined the Yale Center on Climate Change and Health's seminar series to discuss mental health issues after weather-related disasters.
February 8, 2021
December 10, 2020
Informal discussion with YSPH faculty, staff and students who shared their experiences and tips for transitioning to plant-forward food.
Speakers: (faculty member unable to attend)
- Rashonda Winters, Sr. Admin Asst.
- Cassie Clark, PhD student
- Rachel Hennein, MD/PhD student
- Natalie Henning, MPH student
- Cheyenne Liberti, MPH student
- Zoe Novic, MPH student
Co-sponsored by YSPH Sustainability Committee, Plant-Based for Public Health (PB4PH, student org) and Sustainable Waste Reduction at Yale (SWAY, student org)
January 14, 2021
In January 2021, the Lancet Countdown and the Yale Center on Climate Change and Health co-hosted "Mitigation in the Healthcare Sector." The webinar explored in detail the sources of emissions within the health sector, presents the UK's National Health Service as a case study, and provides practical advice and information on the role of the health professional in addressing the healthcare sector’s carbon footprint.
Dr. Renee N. Salas, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Dr. Alice McGushin, Programme Manager, the Lancet Countdown
Dr. Matthew Eckleman, Northeastern University and Lancet Countdown author
Dr. Jodi Sherman, Yale University and Lancet Countdown author
Hiten Patel, Senior Strategy Advisor, Greener NHS Programme
Miss Jennifer Isherwood, National Medical Director’s Clinical Fellow
Dr. Laura Bozzi, Director of Programs - YCCCH
January 22, 2021
The Yale Center on Climate Change and Health recently released Climate Change and Health in Connecticut: 2020 Report. This comprehensive report tracks 19 indicators across four categories – temperature, extreme events, infectious diseases, and air quality – to demonstrate the impact of climate change, now and in the future, on human health in Connecticut. In this webinar, report lead author Laura Bozzi, PhD reviewed the report’s approach, findings, and policy recommendations.
December 8, 2020
The December 2020 issue of Health Affairs focused exclusively on the intersection of climate and health. Moderated by Health Affairs Editor-in-Chief, Alan Weil, this panel included and covered:
Kristie Ebi, Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health and of Global Health, University of Washington, and Health Affairs Theme Issue Adviser, on “Health Risks Due To Climate Change: Inequity In Causes And Consequences”
Matthew J. Eckelman, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northeastern University, and Jodi Sherman, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and of Epidemiology in Environmental Health Sciences, Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Yale University, on “United States Health Care Pollution and Public Health Damages: An Update”
David D. Fukuzawa, Senior Advisor to the President, The Kresge Foundation
Alonzo Plough, Vice President, Research-Evaluation-Learning and Chief Science Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Mary Kathryn Poole, PhD Student, Department of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, on “Alignment Of US School Lunches With The EAT-Lancet Healthy Reference Diet’s Standards For Planetary Health”
Paul J. Schramm, Climate Science Team Lead, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Department of Health and Human Services, and Shasta Gaughen, Director, Pala Environmental Department, Pala Band of Mission Indians, on “How Indigenous Communities Are Adapting To Climate Change: Insights From The Climate-Ready Tribes Initiative”
James M. Shultz, Director, DEEP Center, University of Miami School of Medicine, and Nadia Holder-Hamilton, Physician, Department of Public Health, Ministry of Health Nassau, The Bahamas, on “Scrambling For Safety In The Eye Of Dorian: Mental Health Consequences Of Exposure To A Climate-Driven Hurricane”
Climate Change and Health Seminar: "Vulnerability of Latino/a & indigenous immigrants to climate disasters: case study of the Thomas Fire in California"
Dr. Michael Méndez; Assistant Professor - School of Social Ecology, University of California Irvine
Dr. Michael Méndez joined the Yale Center on Climate Change and Health's seminar series to speak on his work with the Latino/a and indigenous communities affected by wildfires in California.
November 30, 2020
November 10, 2020.
In collaboration with the Nordic Center for Sustainable Healthcare, Dr. Jodi Sherman (Director - Program on Healthcare Environmental Sustainability) moderated a discussion on how the Covid-19 pandemic has exposed vulnerabilities in the global healthcare supply chain, and the opportunities for establishing a more robust and resilient supply chain.
Speakers & their topics included:
Rosemary Kumwenda, MD, MPH United Nations Development Program; Sustainable Procurement in Healthcare Coordinator “Lessons from sustainable procurement in the health sector: challenges & opportunities”
Patrick Kenney, MD Associate Professor of Urology, Yale School of Medicine; Medical Director of Corporate Supply Chain, Yale New Haven Health System; Founder and Chair, Supply Chain Physician Collaboration, Large Integrated Delivery Network “Covid-19, physicians & supplies: Inability to supply PPE is not the true supply chain crisis”
Benn Lawson, PhD, MCIPS Associate Professor of Operations Management, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge “Design and management of a resilient supply chain”
Ornella Benedettini, PhD, ING-IND Visiting Research Fellow, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge “The servitization business model: From products to use-oriented services”
Andreas Hagnell SKR (Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions) “Carbon disclosure in Swedish healthcare: How to include the scope 3 emissions”
Adam Robinson, BS Former Chairperson, Association of Medical Devices Reprocessors; Regional Director, HoverTech International “The reprocessing industry and the impact of Covid-19 on the reverse supply chain”
As part of the CleanMed Virtual Series, on October 29, 2020, Dr. Jodi Sherman, Director of the Yale Program on Healthcare Environmental Sustainability, joined Health Care Without Harm and colleagues Dr. Cassandra Thiel (NYU Grossman School of Medicine) and Dr. Jonathan E. Slutzman (Harvard Medical School) for an exploration of clinical sustainability as an important strategy in advancing climate-smart health care.
November 4, 2020
- Sten Vermund, Dean
- Paul Cleary, Former Dean
- Robert Dubrow, YCCCH Director (Moderator)
- Denise Meyer, Web Coordinator
Dr. Gregory Wellenius, Professor of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health.
Dr. Gregory Wellenius joined the Yale Center on Climate Change and Health's seminar series to speak on his research on the human health impacts of the built environment in the context of a warming climate.
Dr. Xuhui Lee, Sara Shallenberger Brown Professor of Meterorology
Yale School of the Environment
September 21, 2020
Dr. Virginia Pitzer, Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)
EPH 570 Seminar in Climate Change and Health
Robert Dubrow, MD, PhD, Professor of Epidemiology (Environmental Health Sciences); Faculty Director, Yale Center on Climate Change and Health, Environmental Health Sciences
April 2, 2020
Lewis H. Ziska, PhD, EHS, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University.
Sponsored by the Yale Center on Climate Change and Health
Jodi Sherman, MD, Associate Professor Anesthesiology at the Yale School of Medicine, and Associate Professor of Epidemiology in Environmental Health Sciences and Affiliate Faculty of the Center for Climate Change and Health at the Yale School of Public Health, speaks at the 2020 Clinical Climate Change Conference in New York City organized by the Mount Sinai Institute for Exposomic Research.
Her presentation: "Balancing Patient Safety and Public Health: The Dilemma of Health Care Pollution" focuses on sustainability in healthcare.
Hosted by the Yale Climate Change & Health Initiative
November 21, 2019 at the Yale School of Public Health
Yale is a member of The Lancet Countdown, a multi-disciplinary collaboration of 27 academic institutions and UN agencies from every continent, dedicated to monitoring the evolving health profile of climate change, and providing an independent assessment of governments’ delivery of their commitments under the Paris Agreement. Learn the latest findings on: how climate change is affecting our health; the consequences of delayed action; and the health benefits of a robust response.
Presenters: Dr. Nick Watts, Executive Director, Lancet Countdown and Lead Author of the 2019 Report (via Zoom); Dr. Robert Dubrow, Professor of Epidemiology, Yale School of Public Health and Co-Author of the 2019 Report; Dr. Jodi Sherman, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Yale School of Medicine and Co-Author of the 2019 Report.
Note: There was a technical issue with the recording of Dr. Nick Watts’ presentation, and therefore it is not included in this video.
"Connecting Climate Change, Air Pollution, Energy and Health"
Sponsored by the Climate Change and Health Initiative and Yale Institute for Global Health, February 22, 2019.
- Keynote address by His Excellency Anote Tong, former President of Kirabati, at the Yale conference on Climate-Induced Displacement, October 12, 2018
- Nicole Deziel, M.H.S., Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences. Her research focuses on the possible health consequences associated with hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
- Sponsored by the YSPH Climate Change and Health Initiative
Judith Rodin, PhD, President, The Rockefeller Foundation, "Public Health 2.0: Aligning People and Planet". In recognition of our 100th year as a leader in public health education, research and practice, the Yale School of Public Health will recognize three leading innovators with the Winslow Medal in 2015. The medal commemorates the outstanding contributions of Charles-Edward Amory Winslow, the founder of our School, and many would say the founder of modern public health in the United States. The recipients' work exemplifies C.-E.A. Winslow's ideals, especially his concern for the social factors affecting health as well as outstanding achievement in public health leadership, scholarship, or contribution to society.