Recording: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Climate Change and Health

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Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Climate Change and Health

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Join moderator Dean Melissa Perry for a compelling panel discussion on "Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Climate Change and Health" featuring esteemed experts Dr. Lise Van Susteren, Dr. Ed Maibach, and Ms. Nsedu Witherspoon. Climate change poses significant threats to global health, exacerbating existing challenges and introducing new ones. This panel will explore the intersection of climate change and health from diverse perspectives, drawing on insights from psychology, environmental science, and public health. Dr. Van Susteren will shed light on the psychological impacts of climate change and strategies for resilience. Dr. Maibach will discuss effective communication strategies to mobilize public action on climate and health issues. Ms. Witherspoon will provide perspectives on environmental justice and community-based approaches to address climate-related health disparities. Join us for an engaging discussion that aims to deepen understanding and inspire action towards a healthier, more sustainable future.

Join us for a reception at 6:00 pm followed by the panel presentation.


Dr. Melissa J. Perry
Inaugural Dean, College of Public Health


Dr. Ed Maibach
George Mason Center for Climate Change Communication

Dr. Lise Van Susteren
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
George Washington University
Co-founder of Climate Psychiatry Alliance

Ms. Nsedu Obot Witherspoon, MPH
Executive Director
Children’s Environmental Health Network