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Human Health + Climate Change is an interdisciplinary student organization at UCSF made up of medical, pharmacy, nursing and dentistry students focused on creating awareness and enacting change around climate-health issues. The group is connected on the belief that climate change and its consequences will increasingly dominate the landscape of public and global health challenges moving forward, and health care providers are responsible to address the burdens it places on human health and well-being.

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Upcoming Events

Our calendar of events for Fall 2019 will be updated in August.


Past Events


Confronting the Link Between Climate Change, Migration and Human Health:
What to Know and What to Do

Additional Resources / Documents

Tuesday, April 2nd 2019 from 5:15-6:45 PM
Room S214 in the Medical Sciences Building at UCSF Parnassus
Panelists: Dr. Sheri Weiser and Dr. Sarah Coates
Co-presenters: Karly Hampshire, Nuzhat Islam and Colin Baylen


Severe Wildfires:
A Climate-Health Emergency

Wednesday, December 12th 2018 from 12-1 PM
Room S214 in the Medical Sciences Building at UCSF Parnassus
Panelists: Dr. Robin Cooper, Dr. John Balmes, Dr. Gina Solomon
Moderator: Dr. Katherine Gundling
Co-presenters: Bennett Kissel and Colin Baylen


The Earth Health Elective

Every Spring quarter UC Carbon Neutrality Initiative Fellows and Human Health and Climate Change host the Earth Health elective

What: Leaders in climate change discuss the interplay between human health and environmental health and the roles of healthcare professionals in climate change prevention and preparedness.

Why: Understanding the connection between climate and health is essential for all health professionals. Earth Health provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to develop interventions that mitigate the effects of climate change, educate patients about this topic, and advocate for policies supporting environmental justice. You can also learn about the Carbon Neutrality Initiative Fellowship, research opportunities, and and potential student projects!

How: Details for Spring 2020 enrollment to come. This elective is open to all UCSF students.

Questions? Contact Ereca Nguyen (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address))

Spring 2019 syllabus