Looking to the Future


hosted by Dave Epstein, Sarah Epstein and John Holton
at the home of Dave and Sarah Epstein
1118 Emerson Street
Palo Alto, California 94301
(650) 656-5176

Monday, May 21, 2018
6:30-9:00 p.m.
Cocktails and presentation, followed by dinner
How do our energy choices affect our health? From the buildings we live in, to the cars we drive, to the cities we inhabit – the links between energy, air, and health have never been more important.
With “Planning for the Future,” the UW-Madison’s Global Health Institute invites you to an evening of food and conversation as we explore the opportunities for “win win” planning for energy, climate, and public health. UW Professors Jonathan Patz and Tracey Holloway will share the latest research and discuss the role of higher education in addressing today’s challenges and training tomorrow’s leaders.

Patz & Holloway

Professors Patz and Holloway have been leaders in connecting energy and health for decades, and they see clear opportunities for science to inform policy.

Jonathan Patz is the John P. Holton Chair in Health and the Environment and Director of the Global Health Institute. Professor Patz, as a lead author for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with the panel and Al Gore. He also co-­chaired the health expert panel for our nation’s first National Assessment on Climate Change, a report mandated by the U.S. Congress.

Professor Tracey Holloway is the Gaylord Nelson Distinguished Professor in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and leader of the NASA Health and Air Quality Applied Sciences Team. She was the first-ever recipient of the MIT Energy Initiative C3E Award for Education and Mentoring and was named as one of “100 Inspiring Women in STEM.”

Why UW-Madison?

The UW-Madison is uniquely suited to lead this effort with a deep history in energy and health. UW is home to the oldest solar research lab in the world and hosts a $267 million biofuel research center. This is where you’ll find Engineering, Medicine and Public Health, Veterinary Medicine, and Agriculture and Life Sciences collaborating with partners across campus. Working across boundaries is part of UW-Madison’s DNA, and the strength of the commitment can be found in the university-spanning Nelson and Global Health Institutes and the UniverCity Alliance initiative.

Your opinion matters

The Global Health Institute capitalizes on the synergy of working together to find creative solutions to formidable challenges in energy and health. This evening of lively conversation and information exchange will help GHI explore paths that will maximize benefits for the environment, society and human health.