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

Exploring the Health Implications of Climate Change: A Pioneering Event with Richard J. Jackson, MD

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.” This event aims to address the pressing issue of climate change and its widespread impact on both individuals and the environment.

Through this event, participants will learn about the effects of a warming planet such as heatwaves, storms, wildfires, and their implications on health and happiness. The speaker for this event is Richard J. Jackson, MD, MPH, FAAP, HonAIA, HonFASLA, who is a Professor Emeritus at the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles. With a background in pediatrics and public health, Dr. Jackson has extensive experience in environmental health. He has served as the State Health Officer for the California Health Department and as the Director of the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health.

Dr. Jackson is renowned for his contributions to public health policy particularly in areas of pesticide regulation and environmental monitoring. He has authored several books on urban development and public health including “Urban Green: Innovative Strategies for Creating Healthier Cities” which emphasizes on creating green infrastructure in cities to improve air quality and reduce heat island effect. He has received numerous awards for his work in this field including being named a Fellow of American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP) Honorary Fellowship from American Institute of Architects (HonAIA), Honorary Fellowship from American Society Landscape Architects (HonFASLA) among others.

The panelists for this event will be announced at a later date offering participants an opportunity to engage in discussions with experts in the field. This event will provide valuable insights into the challenges posed by climate change and ways we can develop sustainable responses that benefit both people and environment. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of complex issues surrounding climate change while learning how to create a healthier future for all.

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