Speakers – Clinical Climate Change


Keynote Address

Rachel L. Levine, MD
Admiral, U.S. Public Health Service
Assistant Secretary for Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Admiral Rachel L. Levine serves as the 17th Assistant Secretary for Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the head of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. She fights every day to improve the health and well-being of all Americans. She’s working to help our nation overcome the COVID-19 pandemic and build a stronger foundation for a healthier future – one in which every American can attain their full health potential. ADM Levine’s storied career, first, as a physician in academic medicine focused on the intersection between mental and physical health, treating children, adolescents, and young adults. Then as Pennsylvania’s Physician General and later as Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Health, she addressed COVID-19, the opioid crisis, behavioral health and other public health challenges.

J. Marshall Shepherd, PhD, Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of Geography and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Georgia

Dennis Charney, MD, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and President for Academic Affairs, Mount Sinai Health System

Robert Wright, MD, MPH, Co-Director Institute for Exposomic Research and Ethel H. Wise Professor and Chair, Department of Environmental Medicine & Public Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Albert A. Rizzo, MD, FAACP, FCCP, FAASM, Chief Medical Officer, American Lung Association

Rosalind Wright, MD, MPH, Co-Director, Institute for Exposomic Research and Dean for Translational Biomedical Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Bian Liu, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Daniel Carrión, PhD, MPH, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Maayan Yitshak Sade, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Elizabeth Pinsky, MD, Director, Child and Adolescent Medical Psychiatry Consultation Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital
Program

Janet Lewis, MD, Founding Member, Climate Psychiatry Alliance and Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester

Joshua Wortzel, MD, MPhil, Chief Resident in Psychiatry, University of Rochester

Cecilia Sorensen, MD, Director, Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education, Columbia University

Karenna Gore, Founding Director, Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary

Nicole Duritz, Director, Advocacy and Outreach, Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health, Center for Climate Change Communication, George Mason University

Gaurab Basu, MD, MPH, Co-Director, Center for Health Equity Education & Advocacy, Cambridge Health Alliance and Health Equity Fellow, Harvard Chan C-CHANGE

Program Moderator:

Lucia Lee, Vice President of Public Affairs, Mount Sinai Health System

Conference Co-Director:

Emily Senay, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Conference Co-Director:

Perry Sheffield, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Environmental Medicine and Public Health and Pediatrics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai