2021 LANCET COUNTDOWN U.S. LAUNCH

October 21, 2021 12 pm EDT

Please join The Lancet Countdown U.S. Policy Brief Authors and the American Public Health Association for the 2021 Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change U.S. Virtual Launch Event on Thursday, October 21st at 12 PM EDT to explore the 2021 global report and U.S. Brief. Hear about the latest trends in public health and climate change with leading experts in the field. These highly anticipated annual reports will be released the day before on October 20th at 6:30 PM EDT.

The annual global report tracks the impact of climate change on human health and is a product of more than 100 experts from 40 global institutions and the companion U.S. Brief is supported by over 70 U.S. institutions, organizations, and centers. The 2021 U.S. Brief highlights the converging health crises of extreme heat, droughts, wildfires, and the unequal burdens of climate change. It also explores how expanding our understanding is essential for the United States’ ability to respond with evidence-informed policy recommendations.

The launch event will include presentations and a Q&A by the Lancet Countdown authors, Renee N. Salas, MD, MPH, MS and Jeremy J. Hess, MD, MPH. It will also feature esteemed keynote speakers and dynamic panel discussions on timely climate change, health and equity topics.

Please address any questions about the event to Paige Knappenberger at pknappenberger@climatenexus.org

AGENDA

12 pm EDT 

Master of Ceremony

Tia Williams, MPH, CNS, Director, Center for Public Health Policy and Center for School Health and Education

Opening Keynote

Janet McCabe, JD, Deputy Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Welcome Remarks from the Global Lancet Countdown

Marina Romanello, PhD, Research Director, The Lancet Countdown

12:10 pm EDT

Presentation of the 2021 Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change Global Report and Companion 2021 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; Author, Global Report; Harvard Global Health Institute, C-Change at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School

12:25 pm EDT

Exclusive Conversation about Climate Science & Health in the Fifth National Climate Assessment (NCA5)

Allison Crimmins, MS, MPP, Director, National Climate Assessment

Mary Hayden, PhD, MA, Health Chapter Lead, NCA5; Research Professor, University of Colorado’s Lyda Hill Institute for Human Resilience

12:30 pm EDT

Ensuring Health Equity in Climate Adaptation and Resilience

Marcia P. Jimenez, PhD, MS, MA, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health (Moderator)

Gretchen Goldman, PhD, MS, Assistant Director for Environmental Science, Engineering, Policy and Justice at White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Shaneeta Johnson, MD, MBA, Climate Change and Health Equity Fellow, NMA

Senior Fellow, Global Health Equity, Satcher Health Leadership Institute

Professor of Surgery, Morehouse School of Medicine

Pablo Ortiz, PhD, Bilingual Climate and Water Scientist, Union of Concerned Scientists

Amee Raval, MSPH, Policy and Research Director, Asian Pacific Environmental Network

Crystal Tulley-Cordova, PhD, MWR, Principal Hydrologist, Navajo Nation Department of Water Resources

1:05 pm EDT

Federal Action for Climate Justice and Health Equity

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

John Balbus, MD, MPH, Interim Director, Office of Climate Change and Health Equity

Kyle Whyte, PhD, White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council Member; George Willis Pack Professor of Environmental Justice, Climate and Energy, University of Michigan

1:20 pm EDT

Closing Keynote

Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN, President & CEO, National League for Nursing

1:27 pm EDT

Closing Remarks

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; Author, Global Report; Harvard Global Health Institute, C-Change at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School

MEET THE SPEAKERS

Please keep checking back as new speakers are being added!

John Balbus, MD, MPH

INTERIM DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND HEALTH EQUITY

Georges C. Benjamin, MD

Executive Director, American Public Health Association

Allison Crimmins, MS, MPP

DIRECTOR, NATIONAL CLIMATE ASSESSMENT

Gretchen Goldman, PHD, MS

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, POLICY, AND JUSTICE, WHITE HOUSE OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY

Mary Hayden, PHD, MA

LEAD, HUMAN HEALTH CHAPTER for 5th NATIONAL CLIMATE ASSESSMENT; RESEARCH PROFESSOR, LYDA HILL INSTITUTE FOR HUMAN RESILIENCE, UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO

Jeremy Hess, MD, MPH

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

Marcia P. Jimenez, PHD, MS, MA

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Shaneeta Johnson, MD, MBA

Climate Change and Health Equity Fellow, NMA Senior Fellow, Global Health Equity, Satcher Health Leadership Institute Professor of Surgery, Morehouse School of Medicine

Beverly Malone, PHD, RN, FAAN

PRESIDENT & CEO, NATIONAL LEAGUE FOR NURSING

Janet McCabe, JD

16TH DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR OF THE UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

Pablo Ortiz, PHD

Bilingual Climate and Water Scientist, Union of Concerned Scientists

Amee Raval, MSPH

Policy and Research Director, Asian Pacific Environmental Network

Marina Romanello, PHD

LEAD AUTHOR, 2021 GLOBAL REPORT; RESEARCH DIRECTOR, THE LANCET COUNTDOWN

Renee N. Salas, MD, MPH, MS

LEAD AUTHOR, U.S. POLICY BRIEF; AUTHOR, GLOBAL REPORT; HARVARD GLOBAL HEALTH INSTITUTE, C-CHANGE AT HARVARD T.H CHAN SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL

Crystal Tulley-Cordova, PHD, MWR

PRINCIPAL HYDROLOGIST, NAVAJO NATION DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES

Kyle Whyte, PHD

GEORGE WILLIS PACK PROFESSOR OF ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

Tia Williams, MPH, CNS

Director, Center for Public Health Policy and Center for School Health and Education, AMERICAN PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION

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