Inaugural Human Health & Environmental Sustainability Lecture: Actions on Climate Change: Public Health Opportunity of the Century

When: Monday April 30th, 2018, 11:30am
Where: Medical College of Wisconsin Alumni Center


Jonathan Patz, MD, MPH, is professor & John P. Holton Chair in Health and the Environment at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he also directs the Global Health Institute. Patz co-chaired the health expert panel of the first Congressionally mandated U.S. National Assessment on Climate Change and was a convening lead author for the international Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. For 14 years, Patz was a lead author for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He was a co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.

Patz received an Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellows Award in 2005 and UW-Madison’s Romnes Faculty Fellow award in 2009. He shared the Zayed International Prize for the Environment in 2006, won a Fulbright Scholar award in 2014, received APHA’s Homer Calver Award for environmental health leadership in 2015, and the 2017 Alumni Special Recognition award from Case Western School of Medicine. He’s written nearly 100 peer-reviewed papers plus multiple reports, co-edited two textbooks and an encyclopedia on global environmental health.