2020 LANCET COUNTDOWN U.S.

AGENDA

12:00 PM EST

Master of Ceremony

Surili Sutaria Patel, MS, Director, Center Climate, Health and Equity, American Public Health Association

Welcome Remarks

Ian Hamilton, PhD, Executive Director of the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change 

12:05 PM

Presentation of the 2020 Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change Global Report and Companion 2020 Lancet Countdown U.S. Policy Brief

Jeremy Hess, MD, MPH, Author, Global Report & Senior Author, U.S. Policy Brief; Director, Center for Health and the Global Environment, University of Washington 

Renee N. Salas, MD, MPH, MS, Lead Author, U.S. Policy Brief; Harvard Global Health Institute, C-CHANGE at Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School

12:20 PM

Q&A Discussion with the 2020 Lancet Countdown U.S. Lead and Senior Author

Moderator

Yessenia Funes, Climate Editor, Atmos.Earth

Panelists

Jeremy Hess, MD, MPH, Author, Global Report & Senior Author, U.S. Policy Brief; Director, Center for Health and the Global Environment, University of Washington 

Renee N. Salas, MD, MPH, MS, Lead Author, U.S. Policy Brief; Harvard Global Health Institute, C-CHANGE at Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School

12:35 PM

Keynote Remarks

Ashish K. Jha, MD, MPH, Dean, Brown School of Public Health

12:40 PM

Climate and health in the next administration: 

A conversation with Gina McCarthy & Dr. Howard Koh

Gina McCarthy, MS, President and CEO, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), 13th Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Howard Koh, MD, MPH, Professor of the Practice of Public Health Leadership at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, 14th Assistant Secretary for Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

12:55 PM

Keynote Remarks

17th U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS

Jacqueline Patterson, Senior Director, Environmental and Climate Justice Program, NAACP

James Rattling Leaf, Sr., Vice-Chair, Rosebud Sioux Tribe Climate Crises Working Group

1:10 PM

The real-world implications of the U.S. Lancet Countdown findings

A conversation between Drew Scott from The Property Brothers and Dr. Renee N. Salas

Drew Scott, The Property Brothers

Renee N. Salas, MD, MPH, MS, Lead Author, U.S. Policy Brief; Harvard Global Health Institute, C-CHANGE at Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School

1:20 PM

Plenary Panel: Recommendations for the Biden Administration on Addressing Converging Crises: Climate Change, COVID-19, and Racism

Moderator

Reverend Lennox Yearwood Jr., President & Founder of Hip Hop Caucus

Panelists

Georges C. Benjamin, MD, Executive Director, American Public Health Association

Keya Chatterjee, Executive Director, US Climate Action Network

Hilton Kelley, Founder & Director, The Community In-Power and Development Association (CIDA)

Elena V. Rios, MD, MSPH, FACP, President & CEO, National Hispanic Medical Association, President, National Hispanic Health Foundation

1:50 PM

Closing Keynote Remarks

Katharine Hayhoe, PhD, Professor and Director of the Texas Tech University Climate Science Center

Bob Inglis, Executive Director, republicEn

Acknowledgements

Jeremy Hess, MD, MPH, Author, Global Report & Senior Author, U.S. Policy Brief; Director, Center for Health and the Global Environment, University of Washington 

Renee N. Salas, MD, MPH, MS, Lead Author, U.S. Policy Brief; Harvard Global Health Institute, C-CHANGE at Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School

MEET THE SPEAKERS

Georges C. Benjamin, MD

Executive Director, American Public Health Association

General Richard Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS

17th U.S. Surgeon General

Keya Chatterjee

Executive Director, US Climate Action Network

Yessenia Funes

Climate Editor, Atmos.Earth

Ian Hamilton, PhD

Executive Director of the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change

Katharine Hayhoe, PhD

Professor and Director of the Texas Tech University Climate Science Center

Jeremy Hess, MD, MPH

Author, Global Report & Senior Author, U.S. Policy Brief; Director, Center for Health and the Global Environment, University of Washington

Bob Inglis

Executive Director, republicEn

Ashish K. Jha, MD, MPH

Dean, Brown School of Public Health

Hilton Kelley

Founder & Director, The Community In-Power and Development Association (CIDA)

Howard Koh, MD, MPH

Harvey V. Fineberg Professor of the Practice of Public Health Leadership at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and the Harvard Kennedy School, 14th Assistant Secretary for Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Gina McCarthy, MS

President and CEO, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), 13th Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Surili Sutaria Patel, MS

Director, Center Climate, Health and Equity, American Public Health Association

Jacqueline Patterson

Senior Director, Environmental and Climate Justice Program, NAACP

James Rattling Leaf, Sr.

Vice-Chair, Rosebud Sioux Tribe Climate Crises Working Group

Elena V. Rios, MD, MSPH, FACP

President & CEO, National Hispanic Medical Association, President, National Hispanic Health Foundation

Renee N. Salas, MD, MPH, MS

Lead Author, U.S. Policy Brief; Harvard Global Health Institute, C-CHANGE at Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School

Drew Scott

Co-Host, the Property Brothers

Reverend Lennox Yearwood Jr.

President & Founder of Hip Hop Caucus

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