Climate Change as a Public Health Crisis: Expert Richard J. Jackson Discusses the Impact on Human Well-Being and Community Design

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

Richard J. Jackson, MD, MPH, FAAP, HonAIA, HonFASLA is a renowned expert in public health and environmental advocacy. He has served as State Health Officer for the California Health Department and as Director of the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health. As Professor emeritus at the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles, he has received numerous awards for his contributions to public health and environmental advocacy.

Jackson has authored several books on the impact of urban sprawl and designing healthy communities. Currently leading the Health and Climate Interest Group within the National Academy of Medicine, he continues to be a vocal advocate for addressing climate change and its impact on human health and well-being.

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.” The event will discuss the impact of a heating planet on modern life, including increased heat waves, febrile oceans, storm violence, lost insurance, wildfires, smoke-filled air, asocial behavior, and an epidemic of loneliness. The speaker will explore underlying forces that can lead to improved health and potentially happiness in response to physical environmental changes caused by climate change.

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