From Planet to Patient: Understanding Connections, Issues, and Action

Series of images representing fire, water, earth, sky with text: Climate Change, Health, and Social Justice / Issues, Ethics & Action / a three-part lecture series
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Howard Frumkin, MD, DrPH, a physician and epidemiologist, is Professor Emeritus of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Washington.  Previously he was head of the Our Planet, Our Health initiative at the Wellcome Trust (2018-19), Dean of the University of Washington School of Public Health (2010-16), Director of the National Center for Environmental Health at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2005-10), and Professor and Chair of Environmental and Occupational Health at Emory University (1990-2005).  His nine books include Planetary Health: Protecting Nature to Protect Ourselves (Island Press, 2020). 

Aparna Bole, MD, is Medical Director of Community Integration at University Hospital Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. She is particularly interested in the intersection between environmental sustainability and pediatric public health. She serves as chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Environmental Health and as co‐chair of the Healthcare Without Harm board of directors.

This event is the first in a three-part series of lectures on Climate Change, Health, and Social Justice: Issues, Ethics, and Action. More information and lecture recordings