Symposium to explore climate change and health

June 5, 2019  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

According to the World Health organization, climate change will account for 250,000 more deaths per year — due to heat stress, diarrhea, malnutrition and malaria — between 2030-2050. This rise is estimated to cost countries around the world billions of extra dollars per year by 2030.

A multidisciplinary symposium on the U-M campus will explore the impact that climate change will have on the health of future patients and people worldwide, and also advance the study of behavior change and the psychology behind climate change.

Members of the Michigan Medicine community are invited to tackle these issues with graduate students across disciplines at the Climate Change and Health Symposium from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on June 15 in the South Commons at Munger Graduate Residences.

Kaitlin T. Raimi, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, will give a presentation on behavior change and the psychology of climate change. Sue Anne Bell, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the School of Nursing, will discuss climate change and its implications in natural disasters and human health.

Lunch will be served, followed by a case-based discussion. RSVP by clicking here.