Skip to content Skip to navigation

NorCal Mini Symposium on Climate and Pandemic Resilience

February 18, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

It's a new year filled with new opportunity. Join us in learning from Dr. Renee Salas how to apply a climate lens to health policy as we consider opportunities to green clinics and hospitals and train a climate-ready workforce.

We're excited to welcome Dr. Renee N. Salas. She is an Affiliated Faculty and previous Burke Fellow at the Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI) and a Yerby Fellow at the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment (C-CHANGE) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is also a practicing emergency medicine physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Salas has served as the lead author for the 2018-2020 Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change U.S. Brief since 2018 and founded and leads it's Working Group of over 70 U.S. organizations, institutions, and centers working at the nexus of climate change and health. Dr. Salas was a Co-Director for the first Climate Crisis and Clinical Practice Symposium and co-leads the broader initiative in partnership with The New England Journal of Medicine. She also serves on the planning committee for the National Academy of Medicine's Climate Change and Human Health Initiative and has testified before Congress for the full House Committee on Oversight and Reform on how climate change is harming health. She engages in research on how climate change is impacting the healthcare system and developing evidence based adaptation. She lectures and serves on committees at the nexus of climate and health nationally and internationally, advises and publishes in high impact journals, and her work and expertise are regularly featured in mainstream media outlets such as the New York Times, NPR, Time, and the Associated Press. 

Following the talk, we'll break out into subgroups. Reconnect with colleagues and check in about action plans of the new year on:

  • Food System Resilience
  • Decreasing Healthcare Emissions
  • Advocacy for Healthcare Professionals
  • Education and Curricular Reform
  • Disaster Resilience
  • Community Partnerships
Event Sponsor: 
Stanford Medicine and UCSF
Contact Email: