Climate Change and Public Health: Visiting Scholar

On Thursday, January 21, Dr. Joel Schwartz will visit Washington University to meet with faculty, students, and staff, and to share his expertise on the intersection of climate change and public health. Dr. Schwartz is a Professor of Environmental Epidemiology at Harvard University, under the School of Public Health and the Harvard Center for the Environment.

Dr. Schwartz is one of the nation’s leading experts on the health effects of air pollution. He authored a recent study examining the health benefits of addressing climate change by reducing power plants’ emissions. His earlier research significantly contributed to the phase-out of lead from gasoline. He was awarded a MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant in 1991.

12:30-1:30 pm – Lunch Discussion Session with Dr. Joel Schwartz (School of Medicine)
Brief talk followed by Q&A for students in the School of Medicine. Pizza provided. Location: Farrell Learning & Teaching Center, Medical Campus. RSVP is required. If you’d like to attend, please email Anna Mazzuca at by Jan. 19.

4:00 pm – Lecture: “Air Pollution, Temperature, and Climate Change: Health Risks and Benefits”
Refreshments provided. Danforth University Center (DUC), Room 276.

5:00 pm – Panel discussion: Rev. Rodrick Burton, Pastor, New Northside Missionary Baptist Church; Kendra Glover, Program Manager, Environmental and Climate Justice Program, NAACP; Dr. Nadim Kanafani, Pediatrician; Mark Smith, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 7, Chief, Air Permitting and Compliance Branch
Immediately follows lecture. DUC, Room 276.