Exploring the Intersection of Climate Change and Public Health with Richard J. Jackson: A Panel Discussion on Designing Healthy Communities Amidst Environmental Challenges

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. He currently leads the Health and Climate Interest Group within the National Academy of Medicine.

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 discuss 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 who will explore the underlying forces that can lead to improved health and potentially happiness in response to physical environmental changes brought about by climate change. The panelists for this event will be announced at a later date.

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

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