Join Dr Howard Frumkin for a discussion on how planetary-scale changes—climate change, biodiversity, land use changes, urbanization, and others—impact human health, how this growing recognition is reshaping the field of global health, and how the emerging paradigm of Planetary Health is helping identify systems-based solutions to wicked problems.
Howard Frumkin is Head of the "Our Planet, Our Health" (OPOH) program at the Wellcome Trust in London. Wellcome exists to improve health for everyone by helping great ideas to thrive, and the OPOH program aims to propel research, and to translate research into action, in three domains of Planetary Health: climate change, food systems, and cities. Before joining Wellcome, he was Dean and Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Washington School of Public Health, Director of the National Center for Environmental Health and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Professor and Chair of Environmental Health at Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health.
Dr Frumkin was named Environmental Professional of the Year by the Georgia Environmental Council back in 2004. He is the author or co-author of over 250 scientific journal articles and chapters, and his books include
- Urban Sprawl and Public Health (Island Press, 2004, co-authored with Larry Frank and Dick Jackson);
- Emerging Illness and Society (Johns Hopkins Press, 2004, co-edited with Randall Packard, Peter Brown, and Ruth Berkelman)
- Environmental Health: From Global to Local (Jossey-Bass, 2005, 2010, and 2016),
- Safe and Healthy School Environments (Oxford University Press, 2006, co-edited with Leslie Rubin and Robert Geller),
- Green Healthcare Institutions: Health, Environment, Economics (National Academies Press, 2007, co-edited with Christine Coussens), and
- Making Healthy Places: Designing and Building for Health, Well-Being, and Sustainability (Island Press, 2011, co-edited with Andrew Dannenberg and Dick Jackson).
This session will include 30-40 minutes talk by Dr Fumkin, followed by discussion.