Exploring the Impacts of Climate Change on 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

Richard J. Jackson, MD, MPH, FAAP, HonAIA, HonFASLA is a Professor emeritus at the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles. He 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. Currently leading the Health and Climate Interest Group within the National Academy of Medicine, he resides in Berkeley, California with his spouse Joan Guilford.

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 discuss how a heating planet impacts modern life, including increased heat waves, febrile oceans, storm violence, lost insurance, wildfires, smoke-filled air, asocial behavior and an epidemic of loneliness.

Join us for this important discussion on climate change and its impact on human health and well-being. The panelists for this event will be announced at a later date.

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