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Columbia Panel on Climate, Food Systems, and Nutrition

Columbia Mailman School of Public Health is co-hosting a panel discussion on Climate, Food Systems, and Nutrition with the Columbia International Research Institute for Climate & Society (IRI) and the Institute of Human Nutrition. Experts in the field will share their knowledge on the food systems, nutrition, and human well-being nexus and the role of climate as both a threat and a resource. The half-day event will be held on October 3rd at the Mailman School on the Columbia Medical School campus.


Panelists include Madeleine Thomson, PhD, a research scholar in the Mailman School’s Department of Environmental Health Sciences, and faculty member in the IRI at Columbia’s Earth Institute, who recently published in the journal PLoS One Medicine, on young children’s vulnerability to climate-related disasters and served as a guest editor in PLOS One Medicine’s Special Issue on Climate Change and Health. Thomson and Simon Mason, a scientist at the IRI, will also launch their book “Climate Information for Public Health Action.”


Environmental Health Sciences Associate Professor Jeffrey Shaman, PhD, is also a panelist. He is director of the Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education and the School’s Climate and Health Program, the first academic program of its kind in the country. Gary Miller, Vice Dean for Research Strategy and Innovation and Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, will give opening remarks.


When:             Wednesday, October 3, 2018

1:30 PM – 7:00 PM


Where:            Columbia Mailman School of Public Health

Allan Rosenfield Building, 722 West 168 St., New York, NY 10032


A reservation is required. Reserve here.