University of California Center for Climate, Health and Equity

Launch of the University of California Center for Climate, Health and Equity

Join us for a series of virtual events to hear from climate and health leaders as they discuss opportunities for building healthy and equitable communities and a healthier planet for future generations.

Wednesday, May 25

9 – 11 AM

Launch of the UC Center for Climate, Health and Equity

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Speakers
  • Angela Mooney D’Arcy
    Founder and Executive Director, Sacred Places Institute for Indigenous Peoples
  • Michael Drake
    President of the University of California
  • Gary Cohen
    Founder and President, Health Care Without Harm
  • Sam Hawgood
    Chancellor, University of California San Francisco
  • Arsenio Mataka
    Senior Advisor for Climate and Health Equity to the Assistant Secretary for Health, HHS
  • Lisa Patel
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Stanford University
  • Jacqueline Patterson
    Executive Director, Chisholm Legacy Project
  • Rohan Radhakrishna
    Deputy Director, California Department of Public Health
  • Marina Romanello
    Executive Director, Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change
  • Matthew St. Clair
    Chief Sustainability Officer, University of California Office of the President
  • Arianne Teherani
    Professor of Medicine, University of California San Francisco
    Founding Faculty Co-Director, UC Center for Climate, Health and Equity
  • Sapna Thottathil
    Associate Director of Sustainability, University of California Office of the President
  • Sheri Weiser
    Professor of Medicine, University of California San Francisco
    Founding Faculty Co-Director, UC Center for Climate, Health and Equity

2 – 3 PM

Climate change, health, and the fossil fuel industry

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Speakers
  • Won Ha
    Vice Chancellor, Communications, University of California San Francisco
  • Vivian Yu Huang
    Co-Director, Asian Pacific Environmental Network
  • Kelly Mitchell
    Senior Analyst, Documented
  • Rachel Morello-Frosch
    Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management and the School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley
  • Julia Olson
    Executive Director and Chief Legal Counsel, Our Children’s Trust

Thursday, May 26

10:30 – 11:30 AM

Climate change and health education: from K-12 to higher education

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Speakers
  • Gaurab Basu
    Co-Director, Center for Health Equity Education and Advocacy, Harvard University
  • Nicole Redvers
    Assistant Professor, Indigenous Health, University of North Dakota
  • Cecilia Sorenson
    Director, Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education, Columbia University
  • Arianne Teherani
    Professor of Medicine, University of California San Francisco
  • Dianne Wilson-Graham
    Executive Director, California Physical Education – Health Project, CSU Channel Islands

12:30 – 1:30 PM

Mental health and climate change

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Speakers
  • Jessa Calderon
    Coordinator, Indigenous Oceans and Waters Protector Program, Sacred Places Institute for Indigenous Peoples
  • Elissa Epel
    Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Francisco
  • Howard Frumkin
    Senior Vice President, Trust for Public Land
  • Kevin Patel
    Founder and Executive Director, OneUpAction
  • Giselle Perez
    Schools for Climate Action
  • Britt Wray
    Human and Planetary Health Fellow, Stanford

2 – 3 PM

California’s climate leadership: Advancing health and equity in climate policy

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Speakers
  • John Balbus
    Interim Director, Office of Climate Change and Health Equity
  • Louise Bedsworth
    Executive Director, Center for Law, Energy & the Environment, UC Berkeley
  • Colleen Callahan
    Co-Executive Director, Luskin Center for Innovation, UCLA
  • Shereen D’Souza
    Deputy Secretary for Climate Policy and Intergovernmental Relations, California Environmental Protection Agency
  • Veronica Eady
    Senior Deputy Executive Officer of Policy & Equity, Bay Area Air Quality Management District
  • Luz Rivas
    Assemblywoman, California District 39
  • Marta Segura
    Climate Mobilization Officer, City of Los Angeles