Hot Topics in Public Health Symposium - Novel Coronavirus
Hot Topics in Public Health Symposium - Novel Coronavirus

Hot Topics in Public Health — A Symposium Series

Climate Change as a Public Health Emergency

April 28, 2021 at 4-5:30 p.m.

The event will be livestreamed to the UW SMPH Facebook page

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Introductory Remarks — Robert N. Golden, MD, Dean, UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Introduction of Panelists — Jonathan Temte, MD, MPH, Associate Dean of Public Health and Community Engagement


  • Solving the Climate Challenge — Perspectives from a Science Mom: Tracey Holloway, PhD, Gaylord Nelson Distinguished Professor, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and Department of Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences
  • Overview of Climate Change and Health Effects: Jonathan Patz, MD, MPH, Professor and John P. Holton Chair and Director, UW–Madison Global Health Institute
  • Climate Change on the Frontline of Healthcare: Caitlin Rublee, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • The Health Costs and Ethics of Climate Change: Paul Kelleher, PhDAssociate Professor, Department of Medical History & Bioethics
  • Climate Health Equity and Wisconsin’s Response: Mandela Barnes, Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin

Co-moderators: Dr. Temte and Director of Strategic Communications Robyn M. Perrin, PhD

Past Symposia:

>> October 26, 2020 Hot Topics in Public Health: Prevention of Gun Violence as a Public Health Strategy
>> January 27, 2021 Hot Topics in Public Health: The Coronavirus Pandemic at One Year
>> January 29, 2020: Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Real Time