Virtual Salon with Lisa Patel, MD How Climate Change is Affecting our Health
Updated: Nov 20
Lisa Patel is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford School of Medicine and she also works clinically as a pediatric hospitalist. She received her BS in Biology with Honors from Stanford University, a Master's in Environmental Sciences from the Yale School of the Environment, her medical degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and completed her training in pediatrics at UCSF.
Lisa is the Executive Director, Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health. She is a former Presidential Management Fellow for the Environmental Protection Agency where she coordinated the US Government's efforts on clean air and safe drinking water projects in South Asia in collaboration with the World Health Organization, and received the Trudy A. Specinar Award for her work.
She is a member of the Executive Committee for the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Environmental Health and Climate Change where she co-wrote a module on climate education for the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Patel is involved in mentoring students and residents, focusing on climate-resilient schools, environmental justice, sustainable healthcare, and medical education reform.
Her op-eds have been published in the New York Times, CalMatters, EdSource, Bloomberg News, Morning Consult, among others and has been interviewed for her work by Washington Post, National Geographic, USA Today.
She lives in San Francisco, CA with her two children and husband and in her free time enjoys hiking with her family, cooking plant-forward meals, doing yoga, and dancing.
At the salon:
Climate change is a profound health threat but also is an important opportunity to change our world for the better. Learn about the intersections between climate, health, and equity and what actions you can take as an individual to create a healthier, more just, and sustainable world.
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