Population and Public Health Sciences Grand Rounds featuring Richard Joseph Jackson, MD, MPH, FAAP, HonAIA, HonFASLA

The Department of Population and Public Health Sciences is hosting an event titled “Climate Change is Among the Greatest Challenges Facing Humanity: The Responses Must Benefit All People and the Natural World.” This event aims to address the pressing issue of climate change and its widespread impact on both individuals and the environment. Through this event, participants will learn about the effects of a warming planet such as heatwaves, storms, wildfires, and their implications on health and happiness.

The keynote speaker for this event is Richard J. Jackson, MD, MPH, FAAP, HonAIA, HonFASLA, who is a Professor Emeritus at the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles. With a background in pediatrics and public health, Dr. Jackson has extensive experience in environmental health, having served as the State Health Officer for the California Health Department and as the Director of the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health. He is renowned for his contributions to public health policy, particularly in the areas of pesticide regulation and environmental monitoring. Dr. Jackson has authored several books on the connection between urban development and public health, and has received numerous awards for his work in the field.

The panelists for this event will be announced at a later date, offering participants the opportunity to engage in discussions and learn from experts in the field. This event will provide valuable insights into the challenges posed by climate change and the ways in which we can develop sustainable responses that benefit both people and the environment. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of

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