Fri. Jun 14th, 2024
Richard Joseph Jackson, MD, MPH, FAAP, HonAIA, HonFASLA presents Grand Rounds in Population and Public Health Sciences

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 the event will be Richard J. Jackson, MD, MPH, FAAP, HonAIA, HonFASLA. Jackson is Professor emeritus at the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles and has served as State Health Officer for the California Health Department and as Director of the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health. He 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.

Panelists for this important discussion on climate change will be announced at a later date. Richard J. Jackson currently resides in Berkeley, California with his spouse Joan Guilford and they have three adult children and seven grandchildren. This event aims to shed light on how climate change impacts human health and well-being so that we can come up with solutions that benefit everyone involved.

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