Environmental Health SIG

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Annual Summary for 2019

This year, the Environmental Health SIG conducted a SIG session/informal workshop at PAS on climate change and pediatrics. The title of this session was The Power of Your Stethoscope: Responding to Climate Change in Your Everyday Practice. Our featured speaker/workshop facilitator was Laura Anderko, PhD, RN who holds the Robert and Kathleen Scanlon Chair in Values Based Health Care at Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies. She is a Professor and Director of the Mid-Atlantic Center for Children's Health and the Environment, and a scholar in the fields of epidemiology, public health and environmental health. Our SIG session focused on climate change as an important driver of human health, with increasingly important influence over time. The session included a review of the health impacts of climate change, including the latest research and evidence. This was followed an interactive session highlighting way in which individuals including clinicians, researchers, students, and others can advocate for policies and solutions as well as make changes in their daily life to lessen the impact of climate change. As part of the session, we sought feedback and discussed ways that the Environmental Health SIG might continue to work on climate change issues within the pediatric community. The session was well received among attendees.

Current SIG Goals

  1. Provide a forum for highlighting and discussing important pediatric environmental health issues.
  2. Serve as a network to connect health professionals with an interest in pediatric environmental health.
  3. Gauge awareness among health professionals of the environment as a contributor to children’s health.

Current SIG Co-Chairs:

Elizabeth Friedman, MD,MPH
4225 Roosevelt Way NE Suite 301; Campus Box 354695
Seattle , WA 98105
Phone: (573) -86-9573

Marissa Hauptman, MD, MPH
58 Seaverns Ave - Apt 2
Boston, MA 02130
Phone: (857) 218-5065

Sandra Jee, MD, MPH
601 Elmwood Dr.
Rochester, NY 14642
Phone: (585) 273-4657

Current SIG Mentor:

Philip Landrigan, MD, MSc
Higgins Hall, Room 648
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Phone: (617) 552-8209




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