Climate x Health

Climate and Health

Climate and Health
DNA podcast hosts pair of Twitter Spaces live chats on the impact of climate and health

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Experts from VUMC and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Philips, and others, will share insights during Climate x Health Twitter Spaces live chats. All are welcome to join. Some guests will be live from the AAMC conference in Nashville while others will be joining remotely from smartphones.

 

Nashville’s Opportunity: Eco-Action or Anxiety

Kendra Abkowitz

Chief Sustainability & Resilience Officer

Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County

Moet Ashfaq

Climate Computational Scientist

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Reed Omary, MD, MS

Chair, Radiology & Radiological Sciences
Professor, Radiology and Biomedical Engineering
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Mike Vandenbergh

Director, Climate Change Research Network

Co-director, Energy, Environment and Land Use Program

Vanderbilt Law School

Carol Zeigler, DNP, NP-C, RD

Professor, Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health

Family Nurse Practitioner, Meharry Family Practice

Eva Parker, MD

Assistant Professor of Dermatology

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

 

Equity, Energy, Action: The climate opportunity

Assaf Anyamba

Remote Sensing Group Leader

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Christa Brelsford

Human Dynamics Research Scientist

Environment Characterization Group

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Heidi Hanson

Biostatistics and Multiscale System Modeling Group Leader
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Beth Malow, MD

Vice Chair of Academic Affairs
Division Chief, Sleep
Professor, Neurology

 

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Reed Omary, MD, MS

Chair, Radiology & Radiological Sciences
Professor, Radiology and Biomedical Engineering
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
John Scheel, MD, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences in Breast Imaging

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

 
Ariella Shuster

General Manager, Circular Equipment Business

Philips

Holly Fletcher

Director, Media Equity and Emerging Platforms

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

 

 

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DNA Climate x Health Episodes

The ‘Climate and Health’ episodes of the DNA series take an expansive look at the disparities of climate change and its impact on health and well-being, as well as sustainability opportunities. 

 

 

The episodes range from an introduction to the intersection of climate change, the planet and wellbeing to tangible ideas from physician-scientists about how to infuse climate literacy and action into personal and professional lives. 

This growing collection of DNA episodes explores the relationship between medicine, wellbeing, climate change, and leadership — and spotlight resources that you can read and share. 

“It’s not just us talking about health, it’s talking about how this impacts our entire sector and our ability to deliver care,” says Eva Parker, MD, Assistant Professor of Dermatology on “How To… Be A Climate Changemaker.”

The guests on Season 3 weave climate, medicine, and society into riveting conversations that are energetic and forward-looking. Our collective health and the planet depend on us. Listen now.

“We think about climate change, which I believe is a greater threat to humanity than war and racism, because all of us are subject to it. That’s not outside of our lanes as physicians. I think we have to recognize that it’s our responsibility,” says Walter Clair, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Program Faculty, and Vice Chair for Diversity and Inclusion on  “Shapeshifters: Changing the Mental Health Story”

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Climate Change and Health

  • Atwoli, Lukoye, Abdullah H. Baqui, Thomas Benfield, Raffaella Bosurgi, Fiona Godlee, Stephen Hancocks, Richard Horton, et al. “Call for Emergency Action to Limit Global Temperature Increases, Restore Biodiversity, and Protect Health.” New England Journal of Medicine 0, no. 0 (September 5, 2021): null. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMe2113200.
  • Haines, Andy, and Kristie Ebi. “The Imperative for Climate Action to Protect Health.” New England Journal of Medicine 380, no. 3 (January 17, 2019): 263–73. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMra1807873.
  • Salas, Renee N. “The Climate Crisis and Clinical Practice.” New England Journal of Medicine 382, no. 7 (February 13, 2020): 589–91. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMp2000331.
  • Salas, Renee N., Tynan H. Friend, Aaron Bernstein, and Ashish K. Jha. “Adding A Climate Lens To Health Policy In The United States.” Health Affairs (Project Hope) 39, no. 12 (December 2020): 2063–70.

 

Climate Change and Food

  • Beach, Robert H, Timothy B Sulser, Allison Crimmins, Nicola Cenacchi, Jefferson Cole, Naomi K Fukagawa, Daniel Mason-D’Croz, et al. “Combining the Effects of Increased Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide on Protein, Iron, and Zinc Availability and Projected Climate Change on Global Diets: A Modelling Study.” The Lancet Planetary Health 3, no. 7 (July 1, 2019): e307–17. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2542-5196(19)30094-4.
  • Gornall, Jemma, Richard Betts, Eleanor Burke, Robin Clark, Joanne Camp, Kate Willett, and Andrew Wiltshire. “Implications of Climate Change for Agricultural Productivity in the Early Twenty-First Century.” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 365, no. 1554 (September 27, 2010): 2973–89. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2010.0158.
  • Lyson, Thomas A. Civic Agriculture: Reconnecting Farm, Food, and Community. Lebanon: Tufts University Press, 2004.
  • Myers, Samuel S., Antonella Zanobetti, Itai Kloog, Peter Huybers, Andrew D. B. Leakey, Arnold J. Bloom, Eli Carlisle, et al. “Increasing CO 2 Threatens Human Nutrition.” Nature 510, no. 7503 (June 2014): 139–42. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature13179.
  • Neff, Roni. Introduction to the US Food System: Public Health, Environment, and Equity. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2014.
  • Patel, Raj. “How Society Subsidizes Big Food and Poor Health.” JAMA Internal Medicine 176, no. 8 (August 1, 2016): 1132–33. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3068.
  • Siegel, Karen R., Kai McKeever Bullard, Giuseppina Imperatore, Henry S. Kahn, Aryeh D. Stein, Mohammed K. Ali, and K. M. Narayan. “Association of Higher Consumption of Foods Derived From Subsidized Commodities With Adverse Cardiometabolic Risk Among US Adults.” JAMA Internal Medicine 176, no. 8 (August 1, 2016): 1124–32. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.2410.

 

 Climate Change and Justice

 

Non-Academic/Fiction

  • Berry, Wendell. “Health is Membership” in The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays of Wendell Berry, edited by Norman Wirzba, 144-158. Shoemaker and Hoard: Washington, D.C., 2002.
  • Doer, Anthony. Cloud Cuckoo Land: A Novel. New York: Scribner, 2021.
  • Herbert, Frank. Dune. New York: Ace, 1965.
  • Jemisin, N.K. The Broken Earth Series. New York: Orbit, 2015.
  • Johnson, Anya Elizabeth and Katherine K. Wilkinson, ed. 2020. All We Can Save: Truth, Courage and Solutions for the Climate Crisis. New York: One World.
  • Kimmerer, Robin Wall. Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants. Milkweed Editions: Canada, 2013.
  • Powers, Richard. The Overstory. W.W. Norton and Company: New York, 2018.
JOIN THE DNA TWITTER SPACES CHAT

JOIN THE DNA TWITTER SPACES CHAT

Experts from VUMC and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and others, will share insights during Climate x Health Twitter Spaces live chats on Nov. 13 and 14 from 12:15 pm – 1 pm CT.  All are welcome to join. Some guests will be live from the AAMC conference in Nashville while others will be joining remotely from smartphones.

 

Click the Links Below to Join the DNA Climate x Health Twitter Spaces Conversation

Sunday, Nov. 13 from 12:15 pm – 1 pm CT – Nashville’s Opportunity: Eco-Action or Anxiety

Monday, Nov. 14 from 12:15 – 1pm CT – Equity, Energy, Action: The Climate Opportunity

 

We’re looking forward to seeing you in the audience!