Climate Change and Health Summit - Co-Sponsored with the School of Public Health

Event Date: 
Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 3:30 pm

Please join us for Climate Change & Health: what the science says and what we can do, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 3:30-5:00 pm (a reception follows the program at 5:00 pm) at Palmer Commons' Forum Hall, University of Michigan (100 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109). 

Speakers include:

  • John Balbus, MD, MPH, National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Senior Advisor for Public Health  
  • Kim Knowlton, DrPH, Natural Resources Defense Council & Columbia University 
  • Welcome by F. DuBois Bowman, PhD (Dean, UM School of Public Health)

As discussed in the National Climate Assessment, climate change creates new risks and exacerbates existing vulnerabilities in communities across the United States and Midwest, presenting growing challenges to human health and safety, quality of life, and the rate of economic growth. 

Dr. John Balbus, the federal coordinating principal author of the assessment, and Dr. Kim Knowlton will discuss the health impacts, identify vulnerable at-risk populations, and describe solutions. 

The keynote discussion (3:30-5:00 pm) will be live-streamed and recorded for later viewing.

Registration (free) is required (

This event, Climate Change & Health, is organized by the UM Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD, NIEHS grant P30ES017885), U-M Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) Department, and School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS).


Palmer Commons - Forum Hall, University of Michigan (100 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109).