AGENDA

The Inaugural Planetary Health / GeoHealth Annual Meeting will take place on Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30 (half-day), with an opening reception to be held on Friday, April 28.

Lectures will be recorded.

FRIDAY, APRIL 28th
18:00-21:00 OPENING DINNER RECEPTION New England Aquarium
 6:15 Opening Remarks
Jonathan Patz
Professor and John P. Holton Chair of Health and the Environment
Director, Global Health Institute, University of Wisconsin
 7:00 Dinner & Mingling
SATURDAY, APRIL 29th
7:30-8:30 POSTER SET UP Lobby, Elements Café
8:00-8:50 REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST Harvard Medical School Joseph B. Martin Conference Center Lobby
WELCOME & MEETING OVERVIEW Amphitheater
9:00

“Welcome from Harvard University”

Michelle Williams
Dean of Faculty, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

9:05  “Welcome from the Rockefeller Foundation”
Michael Myers
Managing Director, The Rockefeller Foundation
 9:20 “What is Planetary Health and Why Now?”
Howard Frumkin
Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington School of Public Health
 9:40 Welcome from the Planetary Health Alliance”
  Samuel Myers
Senior Research Scientist, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Director, Planetary Health Alliance
Instructor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Amalia Almada
Senior Program Manager, Planetary Health Alliance
10:00 SESSION I: “WHO’S DOING WHAT WHERE? AN ILLUSTRATIVE UPDATE FROM INSTITUTIONS FOCUSED ON PLANETARY HEALTH AROUND THE WORLD” Amphitheater
Moderated by:
Liz Grant
Director, Global Health Academy, The University of Edinburgh
 10:05 “University Leadership in Advancing Planetary Health”
Genevive Meredith
Associate Director MPH & International Programs Lecturer, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
 10:15 “International Collaboration in Planetary Health Education,Using Modern Tools and Platforms”
  Sara Stone
Planetary Health Education Fellow, Planetary Health Alliance
 10:25 “Sharpening Focus on Health Challenges Through Global
Commissions”
Philip Landrigan
Dean for Global Health, Professor and Chair of Preventive Medicine, and Professor of Pediatrics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine
 10:35 Q&A Session
11:00 COFFEE BREAK Lobby
11:30 Panel Discussion: Planetary Health as a Unifying Framework for Multilateral Organizations Amphitheater
Moderated by:
Montira Pongsiri
PHA Science Policy Advisor
Timothy Bouley
Climate and Health Specialist, World Bank
Fanny Demassieux
Environment and Health/Pollution Coordinator Head, Pollution and Health unit, Chemicals and Health Branch, Economy Division, United Nations Environment Programme
Joy Shumake-Guillemot
WHO/WMO Climate and Health Office, Officer-in-Charge, WMO, Geneva
Natalia Linou
Policy Specialist, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
12:00 Q&A Session
12:15 LUNCH BREAK
13:30 SESSION II: “THE CUTTING EDGE: NEW FINDINGS IN PLANETARY HEALTH SCIENCE” Amphitheater
Moderated by:
Clare Matterson
Special Advisor, Wellcome Trust
13:35 “Promoting Ecologically-Based Approaches to Preventing Disease: A Story of Dams, Snails, and Schistosomiasis”
Sanna Sokolow
Associate Research Biologist, Stanford University, Hopkins Marine Stations
Giulio De Leo
Professor of Biology, Stanford University, Hopkins Marine Station
Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
 13:45 “Fall in Fish Catch Threatens Human Health”
  Chris Golden
Research Scientist, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Associate Director, Planetary Health Alliance
 13:55 “Informing Land Use and Fire Management Strategies to Mitigate Air Pollution in Southeast Asia”
Miriam Marlier
Postdoctoral Research Scientist,
Department of Geography, University of California, Los Angeles
Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology, Columbia University
 14:05 “Promoting Planetary Health through Development of Sustainable, Urban Environments”
Paul Wilkinson
Professor of Environmental Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
 14:15 Q&A Session
14:35 COFFEE BREAK Lobby
15:00 SESSION III: “RESEARCH SPEED TALKS” Amphitheater
Moderated by:
Alex Ezeh
Executive Director, African Population Research Center
 15:05 “Child Linear Growth After a Natural Disaster”
Duncan Thomas
Professor of Economics, Duke University
 15:10 “Climate Change Impact on Malaria in Africa”
Noriko Endo
Ph.D. and M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 15:15 “Securing Sustainable and Nutritious Food Systems Through Mainstreaming Agricultural Biodiversity”
Ann Tutwiler
Director General, Bioversity International
 15:20 “The Seasonal and Climatic Determinants of Access to Care: Implications for Measles Outbreak Risk in Madagascar”
C. Jessica E. Metcalf
Assistant Professor of Ecology, Evolutionary Biology & Public Affairs, Princeton University
 15:25 “Measuring the Impacts of Anthropogenic CO2 Emissions on Global Nutrient Intakes”
Matthew Smith
Research fellow, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
 15:30 “Development of a Dietary Environmental Index to Assess Nutritional Quality Versus Environmental Impact for Foods and Dietary Patterns”
Naglaa El-Abbadi
Doctoral candidate, MPH, Friedman School of Nutrition at Tufts University and USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging
 15:35 “Drought and the Risk of Hospital Admissions and Mortality in Western U.S. Older Adults from 2000 to 2013: a retrospective study”
Jesse Berman
Postdoctoral fellow, PhD, Johns Hopkins University
 15:40 Q&A Session
16:15 SESSION IV: “AN EARTH’S WORTH OF NEW JOURNALS SUPPORTING PLANETARY HEALTH”
Moderated by:
Josh Tewksbury
Director of Colorado Global Hub, Future Earth
 16:20 “The GeoHealth Journal”
Brooks Hanson
Director of Publications, American Geophysical Union
 16:30 “The Lancet Planetary Health”
Richard Horton *by video*
Editor-in-Chief, The LancetRaffaella Bosurgi
Editor, The Lancet Planetary Health
 16:40 “The Lancet Countdown: Tracking Connections Between Public Health and Climate Change”
Nick Watts
The Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change
 16:50 Q&A Session
17:00 POSTER SESSION & NETWORKING RECEPTION Lobby, Elements Café
19:30 ADJOURN
SUNDAY, APRIL 30th
7:50-8:50 BREAKFAST Lobby
9:00 SESSION V: “APPLYING PLANETARY HEALTH SCIENCE TOWARDS POLICY AND ACTION” Amphitheater
  Moderated by:
Steven Osofsky
Jay Hyman Professor of Wildlife Health & Health Policy, Cornell University
 9:05 “How Lyme Disease Can Be Mitigated Through Land Use Policy at the County Level”
Josh Ginsberg
President, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
9:15 “How Co-Benefits of Healthy and Sustainable Diets Can Support
Food Security”
Walter Willett
Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
 9:25 “Using Planetary Health Science to Protect the Peatlands of Indonesia”
Budi Wardhana
Deputy Head, National Peatland Restoration Agency of Indonesia
 9:35 “Building the Resilience of Coastal Communities in the Face of Climate Change”
Robin Bronen
Executive Director, Alaskan Institute for Justice
Senior Research Scientist, University of Alaska Fairbanks
 9:45 “Watershed Condition and Childhood Health: Global Relationships and Policy Opportunities”
Taylor Ricketts
Director, Gund Institute
Gund Professor, Rubenstein School, University of Vermont
 9:55 Q&A Session & Panel Discussion
10:15 COFFEE BREAK Lobby
10:40 SESSION VI: “MAKING CHANGE” Amphitheater
Moderated by:
Tim Wirth
Vice Chair and former President, United Nations Foundation
Vice Chair, Better World Fund
Former U.S. Senator, Colorado
 10:45 “Building Change Through Story: Theory of Social Movements”
Marshall Ganz
Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
10:55 “Mothers Fighting Climate Change: A Grassroots Success Story”
Kelsey Wirth
Founder, Mothers Out Front
11:05 “Culture-Rooted Action: What We Can Learn from Indigenous
Movements”
Eriel Deranger
Communication Coordinator & Executive Assistant, Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation
 11:15 “Movement-Building for Nerdy Folk”
Courtney Howard
Emergency Physician, Yellowknife
Vice President, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment
 11:25 Q&A Session & Panel Discussion
11:35 CLOSING REFLECTIONS & WHAT’S NEXT Amphitheater
Gina McCarthy
Former EPA Chief Administrator
Spring Fellow Institute of Politics, Harvard Kennedy School
12:00 ADJOURN
12:15 GROUP PHOTO Harvard Medical School steps

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