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

Climate Change: A Growing Health Threat – Join Expert Richard J. Jackson for a Discussion on How to Benefit Both People and the Environment

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.” The event will take place at a later date, with the panelists yet to be announced.

The 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 the event will be Richard J. Jackson, MD, MPH, FAAP, HonAIA, HonFASLA.

Richard J. Jackson is 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. He currently leads the Health and Climate Interest Group within the National Academy of Medicine.

In addition to his work as a public health expert and environmental advocate, Richard J. Jackson is also a professor at UCLA’s Luskin Institute for Public Affairs. His research focuses on understanding how urban planning and design can improve health outcomes for individuals and communities. He also serves as an advisor to various organizations working on climate change mitigation efforts around the world.

Join us for this important discussion on climate change and its impact on human health and well-being!


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