WGHA Discovery Series, Dr. Jonathon Patz: "Climate Change and Health: Dark Clouds AND Golden Opportunities"

Start Date/Time: Tuesday, January 04, 2011, 5:30 PM
Ending Date/Time: Tuesday, January 04, 2011, 6:30 PM
Location: Foege Auditorium, S-060 Genome Sciences Building, 1705 NE Pacific St.

Jonathan Patz, MD, MPH, is a Professor & Director of Global Environmental Health at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He co-chaired the health expert panel of the US National Assessment on Climate Change and was a Convening Lead Author for the United Nations/World Bank Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. For the past 15 years, Dr. Patz has been a lead author for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (or IPCC) - the organization that shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore.

He served as President of the International Association for Ecology and Health up until 2010 and has written over 70 peer-reviewed papers and a textbook addressing the health effects of global environmental change. He has been invited to brief both houses of Congress and has served on several scientific committees/advisory boards of the National Academy of Sciences, the CDC, and the EPA. In addition to his sharing in the 2007 Nobel Prize, Dr. Patz received an Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellows Award in 2005, shared the Zayed International Prize for the Environment in 2006, and earned the distinction of becoming a UW-Madison Romnes Faculty Fellow in 2009.

He has earned medical board certification in both Occupational/Environmental Medicine and Family Medicine and received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University (1987) and his Master of Public Health degree (1992) from Johns Hopkins University.

A networking reception will follow the lecture at the Foege Vista Cafe from 6:30-7:30 p.m. See event brochure.