Climate Change and Health Symposium

Climate Change Symposium Flyer

Friday, April 8, 2016 - 10 am to 1 pm
(lunch to follow)
60 College Street – Yale School of Public Health
Winslow Auditorium, First Floor

10 am - 12 pm (15 minute talks):
High resolution climate models: predicting Lyme disease in New England 
Srinath Krishnan, Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Geology and Geophysics

Effects of prenatal exposure to temperature extremes on birth outcomes in China
Xi Chen, Assistant Professor of Public Health (Health Policy) and Economics

Health impacts of climate change: the role of climate action plans in reducing urban heat island effects
Kevin Lane, Postdoctoral Associate, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

Health impacts of unconventional natural gas extraction
Nicole Deziel, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Environmental Health)

Drought events and the risk of emergency room hospitalizations and mortality in the western U.S.
Jesse Berman, Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

Mobilizing public and political will to address interactions between climate change & food security
Lori Post, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

12 pm - 1 pm:
Conversation and Q&A with Dr. James Hansen

Dr. James Hansen, formerly Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, is a Professor at the Earth Institute of Columbia University, where he directs the Program on Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions. His Congressional testimony in the late 1980s helped raise broad awareness of climate change as a crucial issue for humanity. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and has been named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine and one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy. Dr. Hansen is a model of a leading scientist who courageously communicates the policy implications of his research.