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

January 13, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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

Connecting Planetary Health and Human Health... Ethically

Howard Frumkin, MD, DrPH
University of Washington School of Public Health
Opportunities for Clinical Action at the Intersection of Climate Change and Health Equity

Aparna Bole, MD
Case Western Reserve School of Medicine

From the big picture perspective of a changing planet, moving to a lens on the human and individual level, Drs. Howard Frumkin and Aparna Bole will collaboratively discuss the complex interconnections between planetary health and human health. What are the far-reaching impacts of climate change on health? What are the ethical considerations? What are the implications for patients and clinicians? And what are our opportunities and responsibilities for action?