Dr. Aaron Bernstein is the co-Director of The Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Harvard C-CHANGE), as well as a pediatrician at Boston Children’s Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Bernstein focuses on the impacts of the climate crisis on children’s health, and has testified before Congress on the child health impacts of climate change, drawing from his personal experience as a pediatrician having to treat children with breathing difficulties, vector-borne diseases, and trauma from natural disasters. He writes and teaches more broadly about the impacts of climate change on health through its impacts on air quality, nutrition, infectious diseases, human migration, and biodiversity, among others. Through C-CHANGE, he works to equip government officials, business leaders, and the public with the evidence and tools they need to take action to protect our health and wellbeing from climate impacts, translating public health research and highlighting solutions to drive change.
Please join us for a discussion about Dr. Bernstein’s work with C-CHANGE, the effects of climate change on public health and our personal lives, and what we can do about it as scientists and citizens.
When: 12:30 – 1:30 PM Friday, November 22th
Where: Dudley House/Lehman Hall, 1st floor fireside room