UVA Experts Address Climate Change and Disproportionate Health Burdens

October 13, 2023 by

Location: The Rotunda Dome Room

Date: Oct 19, 2023 - Oct 19, 2023

Start Time: 12:45 pm

End Time: 1:45 pm

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Climate change exacerbates air pollution, worsens forest fires and storms, and expands the ranges of vector-borne diseases. But the health burdens do not fall equally locally or globally. This panel is a follow-up to the successful Medical Center Hour in January 2023, which discussed the health of individuals, communities, and social systems as they relate to the health of our environment. Experts return to consider direct impacts of climate change on public health, and how communities, health care systems, and clinicians can adapt.


  • Ebony Hilton, MD, Associate Professor of Critical Care Anesthesiology, University of Virginia
  • Karen Johnston, MD, MSc, Professor of Neurology, University of Virginia; Associate Vice President of Clinical and Translational Research, University of Virginia
  • Irène Mathieu, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Virginia
  • Matthew Meyer, MD, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, University of Virginia

Hosted and produced by UVA’s Environmental Institute, UVA Sustainability, and iTHRIV. Introduction by Karen McGlathery, director of UVA’s Environmental Institute.

For more information, contact Teri Strother.

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