Exploring the Intersection of Climate Change and Human Health: A Discussion with Richard J. Jackson, MD

Richard Joseph Jackson, MD, MPH, FAAP, HonAIA, HonFASLA presents Grand Rounds in Population and Public Health Sciences

The Department of Population and Public Health Sciences is hosting an event titled “Climate Change is Among the Greatest Challenges Facing Humanity: The Responses Must Benefit All People and the Natural World.” This event will focus on the impact of a heating planet on modern life, including increased heat waves, febrile oceans, storm violence, lost insurance, wildfires, smoke-filled air, asocial behavior, and an epidemic of loneliness.

The speaker for this event will be Richard J. Jackson, MD, MPH, FAAP, HonAIA, HonFASLA. He is Professor emeritus at the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles and has served as State Health Officer for the California Health Department and as Director of the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health. Jackson has received numerous awards for his contributions to public health and environmental advocacy and has authored several books on the impact of urban sprawl and designing healthy communities. He currently leads the Health and Climate Interest Group within the National Academy of Medicine.

The panelists for this event will be announced at a later date. This discussion on climate change and its impact on human health and well-being is important to join. Join us for this informative event that will explore underlying forces that can lead to improved health and potentially happiness in light of physical environmental changes caused by climate change.

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