Climate Change and Health Seminar Series: “Climate change and health: Research to inform equitable policy”
Dr. Jaime Madrigano joined YCCCH to discuss her work on environmental justice, and policy actions to ensure equitable outcomes.
Dr. Jaime Madrigano; Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Health and Engineering, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
April 24, 2023
Ms. Suzi Ruhl joined YCCCH to discuss her work in strengthening community social support and tackling environmental challenges in CT.
Suzi Ruhl, JD, MPH, Senior Research Scientist, Yale School of Medicine’s Child Study Center and Director of Policy, Elevate Policy Lab at the Yale School of Public Health
March 27, 2023
Yale Global Initiative on Climate Change and Public Health Ethics: “Should we break the law to save the world?: Civil disobedience in the climate change movement”
Dr. Oscar Berglund joined YCCCH to discuss civil disobedience in climate change activism.
Dr. Oscar Berglund, Lecturer in International Public and Social Policy, University of Bristol
March 6, 2023
Climate Change and Health Seminar Series: "Climate change, air pollution, and public health: Bridging science to policy"
Dr. Anenberg joined the Yale Center on Climate Change and Health to discuss her work on air pollution monitoring and ways to impact policy work.
Dr. Susan Anenberg, Associate Professor and Chair, Environmental and Occupational Health Department, Director of the GW Climate and Health Institute, George Washington University
Date: February 27, 2023
Climate Change and Health Seminar Series: "Environmental epidemiology from space: Leveraging satellite-based exposure models to advance climate and health"
Dr. Just joined the Center on Climate Change and Health to discuss his work with satellite-based exposure models.
Dr. Allan C. Just, Associate Professor - Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
January 30, 2023
Climate Change and Health Seminar Series: "Fossil-fueled environmental injustice: Population health studies from extraction to climate change repercussions"
Dr. Casey joined the Center on Climate Change and Health to discuss her work with climate justice initiatives.
Dr. Joan Casey, Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health
December 5, 2022
YCCCH's Summer 2022 Climate and Health Internship Colloquium featured panel discussions with 13 Yale students who participated in internships aimed at addressing climate change and public health issues.
- Sebastian Duque (Yale College)
- Caroline Helsen (Yale School of Public Health)
- Alix Rachman (Yale School of Public Health)
- Emily Goddard (Yale School of Public Health)
- Mitchell Manware (Yale School of Public Health)
- Ruihan Qin (Yale School of Public Health)
- Noelle Serino (Yale School of Public Health)
- Fintan Mooney (Yale School of Public Health)
- Adriana Ballinger (Yale College)
- Julia Wang (Yale School of Public Health)
- Rose Hansen (Yale College)
- Matt Di Vitto (Yale School of Public Health)
- Maggie Hart (Yale School of Public Health)
September 22, 2022
Climate Change and Health Seminar Series: “The climate and health benefits from intensive building energy efficiency improvements”
Drs. Gentner and Gillingham joined the Center on Climate Change and Health to discuss their work on building energy efficiency and health.
Drew Gentner, Associate Professor of Chemical & Environmental Engineering; Associate Professor, School of the Environment
Kenneth Gillingham, Professor of Economics, Yale University
September 2, 2022
Climate Change and Health Seminar Series: “Air pollution health effects under climate change: a complex interaction with various pathways”
Dr. Evi Samoli joined the Center on Climate Change and Health to discuss her work on air pollution and climate change.
Evi Samoli, Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics; Medical School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), Greece
October 10, 2022
Climate Change and Health Seminar Series: “Addressing the climate crisis through carbon emissions reduction policy and implementation in the Governor’s Council on Climate Change”
Dr. Rebecca French joined the Center on Climate Change and Health to discuss her work with the newly formed Office of Climate Planning and state-level policies aimed at reducing carbon emissions in Connecticut.
Rebecca French, Director of the Office of Climate Planning, Office of the Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
November 7, 2022
May 6, 2022
From January to April 2022, graduate student researchers from Vermont Law School and Yale University conducted 10 focus groups with 22 CT residents to discuss their lived experiences with and coping mechanisms for unaffordable heat and electricity costs. At this town hall discussion, the team shared participants’ experiences, and Operation Fuel’s policy and program teams moderated a question and answer session.
- Brenda Watson - Executive Director, Operation Fuel
- Epongue Ekille – Yale School of the Environment
- Sarah Gledhill - Yale School of the Environment
- Erika-ann Kim - Yale School of Public Health
- Kimberly Mashke - Vermont Law School
- Olivia St Pierre - Vermont Law School
- Jhena Vigrass - Yale School of the Environment
Climate Change and Health Seminar Series: “Critical Window Variable Selection for Mixtures: Estimating the Impact of Multiple Air Pollutants on Stillbirth”
April 25, 2022
Dr. Josh Warren joined the Center on Climate Change and Health to discuss his work on air pollution and health outcomes including, preterm birth and low birth weight.
Climate Change and Health Seminar Series: "When Data Isn’t Enough: Health, Science, and Climate Advocacy"
Dr. Kim Knowlton joined the Center on Climate Change and Health to discuss her work on science and advocacy with the NRDC.
February 28, 2022
Yale Global Initiative on Climate Change and Public Health Ethics: "Climate Change and Public Health Ethics: Our Duty to Displaced Global Populations"
Dr. Laura Bothwell joined the Center on Climate Change and Health to discuss her work with displaced global populations.
February 21, 2022
Climate Change and Health Seminar Series: "A One Health Analysis of Food Safety & Security, Antimicrobial Resistance, and Climate Change in the 21st Century"
Dr. Laura H. Kahn joined the Center on Climate Change and Health to discuss her interdisciplinary work with One Health and climate change.
March 28, 2022
Climate Change and Health Seminar Series: “Dust storms, socio-environmental factors, and COVID-19 in Puerto Rico”
Dr. Pablo Méndez-Lázaro joined YCCCH for this monthly seminar series to discuss his research and forecasting work on dust storms and COVID-19 in Puerto Rico.
January 31, 2022
Yale Global Initiative on Climate Change and Public Health Ethics: “Geoengineering for Climate Crisis Mitigation: Accountability, Transparency, and Democracy”
The inaugural seminar of the Global Initiative on Climate Change and Public Health Ethics, Dr. Latham joined YCCCH to discuss the role of geoengineering to address climate change issues.
January 27, 2022
Climate Change and Health Seminar: “Household contributions to and impacts from air pollution in India”
Dr. Narasimha D. Rao, Associate Professor of Energy Systems, Yale School of the Environment discusses his work on outdoor and indoor air pollution in India.
November 29, 2021
Climate Change and Health Seminar: Disconnected - Understanding chronic and acute energy insecurity, health impacts and policy options for energy justice
Dr. Hernández joined YCCCH for this monthly seminar series to discuss her work on energy insecurity and energy justice.
November 8, 2021
The 2021 Report of the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change: Code Red for a Healthy Future tracks the relationship between health and climate change across five key domains over 40 indicators. Results indicate that key trends are getting worse and exacerbating already existing health and social inequities. Co-authors of this landmark report, an author of the accompanying Lancet Countdown Policy Brief for the United States of America, and the lead author of Climate Change and Health in Connecticut: 2020 Report joined to discuss issues and solutions on the global, national, and state levels.
- Dr. Marina Romanello, Research Director – The Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change
- Dr. Jodi Sherman, Director – Yale Program on Healthcare Environmental Sustainability, Yale Center on Climate Change and Health
- Dr. Robert Dubrow, Faculty Director, Yale Center on Climate Change and Health
- Dr. Jeremy Hess, Director – University of Washington Center for Health and the Global Environment
- Dr. Laura Bozzi, Director of Programs - Yale Center on Climate Change and Health
November 18, 2021
Dr. Ana M. Vicedo-Cabrera, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine & Oeschger Center for Climate Change Research, University of Bern, Switzerland
Dr. Vicedo-Cabrera joined YCCCH for this monthly seminar to discuss her work on climate change and public health, and the Multi-Country Multi-City (MCC) Collaborative Research Network.
October 11, 2021
Dr. Kai Chen, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Environmental Health), Yale School of Public Health
The Epidemiology Seminar Series at the University of Alabama - Birmingham School of Public Health brings together the academic community by sharing diverse epidemiological research by speakers from the Department of Epidemiology as well as other divisions and departments at UAB, local and state health departments, or invited guests from other national and occasionally international institutes.
October 5, 2021
YCCCH's Summer 2021 Climate and Health Internship Colloquium featured panel discussions with Yale students who participated in internships aimed at addressing climate change and public health issues.
- Weixi Wu (Yale School of Public Health)
- Erika-ann Kim (Yale School of Public Health)
- Rebecca Gillman (Yale School of Public Health)
- Adriana Ballinger (Yale College - Environmental Studies)
- Caroline Erickson (Yale College - Environmental Studies)
- Natalie Henning (Yale School of Public Health)
- Nora Massie (Yale College - Environmental Studies)
- Ian Reilly (Yale School of Public Health)
- Gwen Oliver (Yale School of Public Health)
- Max Teirstein (Yale College - Environmental Studies)
- Trinidad Kechkian (Yale School of the Environment)
- Katie Schlick (Yale College - Environmental Studies)
Climate Change and Health Seminar: Tools for environmentally-informed malaria control in the Western Amazon
Dr. Benjamin Zaitchik, Professor, Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Zaitchik joined YCCCH for this monthly seminar to discuss his work on malaria control in the Western Amazon.
September 13, 2021
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.