October 03, 2019

Next Generation Medicine Lecture: The Climate's Health Effects

Event Details

Date & Time

Thursday, Oct 03, 2019 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM


University of Washington School of Medicine (UWSOM) – Gonzaga University Regional Health Partnership


Free and open to the public


Hemmingson Center | Gonzaga University Campus | 702 E. Desmet Ave. | Spokane WA 99202

Event Type & Tags

  • Health Wellness
  • Academics

About This Event

With increasing concern over the change in our climate, the attention to its health risks arise. Emerging science shares alarming predictions on climate change’s effects on survival resources such as crops, sanitary water, and steady weather conditions. Amid the vulnerability – there are ways to protect yourself.

Please join the UW School of Medicine-Gonzaga University Regional Health Partnership for a free lecture to learn more about the research from the University of Washington on the effects our changing environment has on our health. Delivering the latest information on this topic will be Dr. Kristie Ebi. She focuses on understanding sources of vulnerability, estimating current and future health risks of climate change, and designing adaptation policies and measures to reduce the risks of climate change in multi-stressor environments.

About Kristie Ebi, Ph.D.

Kristie L. Ebi is the Rohm & Haas Endowed Professorship in Public Health Sciences and she has been conducting research and practice on the health risks of climate variability and change for over twenty years. Dr. Ebi’s scientific training includes an M.S. in toxicology and a Ph.D. and a Masters of Public Health in epidemiology, and two years of postgraduate research at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She has edited four books on aspects of climate change and has more than 180 publications.