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Articles and Reports:

"Climate change impacts the top 10 diagnoses that we make in the ER every single day," Cecelia Sorenson, MD, the Director of the GCCHE, tells mindbodygreen in "The Next Generation Of Doctors Wants To Learn About Climate Change, Too.", April 22, 2023.

ASPHER Launches the GCCHE Core Competencies: This list will support public health education and training by advancing comprehension and communication in the area of climate and health, Oct 25, 2021.

Press release: “Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education Expands Competencies,” Jan 8, 2021

GCCHE was cited in the Health Affairs article, "Pressured By Students, Medical Schools Grapple With Climate Change," by Michele Cohen Marill, Dec 7, 2020

Shea B, Knowlton K, Shaman J. Assessment of Climate-Health Curricula at International Health Professions Schools. JAMA Netw Open. 2020;3(5):e206609.

Press release: "Global Survey Identifies Learning Opportunities Related to the Health Impacts of Climate Change," May 28, 2020.

GCCHE was featured in the HuffPost article, "Climate Change Is A Health Crisis, And Doctors Aren’t Prepared," by Aditi Malhotra, May 23, 2020.

Fried, LP. "Our country is already seeing the impact of climate change.” The Hill. Nov 15, 2019.

GCCHE was cited in the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) News article, "Climate change in the curriculum," by Beth Howard, Oct 10, 2019.

GCCHE was cited in The Washington Post article, "The Energy 202: A 'climate corps' is core to many 2020 Democrats' environmental plans," by Dino Grandoni, Aug 8, 2019.

GCCHE was mentioned in The Wall Street Journal article, "Medical Schools Are Pushed to Train Doctors for Climate Change," by Brianna Abbott, Aug 7, 2019.

Press release: "Faculty Panel: Climate Crisis Is Both a Threat and an Opportunity," Jul 12, 2019.

Press release: "Columbia Mailman Signs Call to Action on Climate Crisis," Jul 01, 2019.

The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health News, "ASPPH Joins Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education," Jun 6, 2019.

Press release: "Al Gore Addresses Columbia Mailman’s Largest Ever Graduating Class," May 22, 2019.

GCCHE was cited in the Rolling Stone article, "How the Mental Health Community Is Bracing for the Impact of Climate Change," by Andrea Marks, May 16, 2019.

Press release: "Lancet Report: Education Is Key to Climate Change Response," Nov 29, 2018.

GCCHE was included in: Salas RN, Knappenberger P, Hess JJ. Lancet Countdown, 2018: 2018 Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change Brief for the United States of America. Lancet Countdown U.S. Brief: London, United Kingdom. 32 pp. 2018 Nov 28.

Press release: "Experts Respond to UN Climate Report," Oct 15, 2018.

A letter to the editor by Dr. Jeffrey Shaman was published in The New York Times, Oct 9, 2018.

GCCHE was cited in an article, "New Book: Climate Information for Public Health Action," by Francesco Fiondella for the Earth Institute at Columbia University, Sept 28, 2018.

GCCHE was featured in a Health & Climate: Resource Guide, created for the audience of the Global Climate Action Summit and affiliated Global Climate and Health Forum in San Francisco, CA in September 2018.

Press release: "Climate and Health Educators Launch Knowledge Bank," Sept 12, 2018.

Shea B, Knowlton K, Shaman J. The Need for Informed Climate-Health Governance. International Journal of Health Governance. 2018 Sep 3;23(3):196-204.

GCCHE was cited in: Wellbery C, Sheffield P, Timmireddy K, Sarfaty M, Teherani A, Fallar R. It's Time for Medical Schools to Introduce Climate Change into Their Curricula. Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. 2018 Jul.

Shaman J, Knowlton K. The Need for Climate and Health Education. American Journal of Public Health. 2018 Apr; 108 (S2):S66-S67.

Press release: "Guidelines Aim to Bridge the Education Gap on Climate Change and Health," Mar 14, 2018.

GCCHE was cited in: Kurth AE. Planetary Health and the Role of Nursing: A Call to Action. Journal of Nursing Scholarship. 2017 Nov 1;49(6):598-605.

GCCHE was featured as a "Hot Topic" and Dr. Kim Knowlton was quoted in the 2017 Edition of the Magazine of the Mailman School of Public Health.

GCCHE was mentioned and Dr. Kim Knowlton was quoted in: Friedrich M. Medical Community Gathers Steam to Tackle Climate’s Health Effects. JAMA. 2017;317(15):1511–1513.

Press release: “100+ Schools Sign on to Teach Health Risks of Climate Change: A growing movement in higher education responds to a shortage of health professionals and researchers trained in climate change and health,” Sep 20, 2017.

Press release: "Global Consortium Formed to Educate Leaders on Climate and Health: Rockefeller-funded initiative to develop scientific and educational practices and model curricula for academic and non-academic audiences,” Feb 6, 2017.

Press release: “Mailman School and White House Host Climate Event in Paris,” Dec 4, 2015.



Dr. Jeffrey Shaman gave a talk entitled, "Launch of a Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education,” at the APHA 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo, Atlanta, Georgia, Nov 7, 2017.

Dr. Kim Knowlton gave a talk during the Planetary Health Initiative meeting, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, Dec 11-15, 2017; the talk was on heat and health resilience and the GCCHE within the Planetary Health context.

Dr. Kim Knowlton gave a talk entitled, “Global Climate & Health Education for Health Professionals,” at the American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas, Jan 7-11, 2018.

Dr. Jeffrey Shaman participated on a panel during the 2018 CUGH pre-conference half day workshop entitled, "Climate Change and Health Priorities for Vulnerable Populations," New York, NY, Mar 15, 2018.

Dr. Kim Knowlton was a featured speaker at the 2018 CUGH conference during a plenary session entitled, "The Impact of Climate Change and Environmental Degradation on Health Outcomes," New York, NY, Mar 18, 2018.

Brittany Shea presented during the Education Workshop at The Medical Society Consortium on Climate & Health "Climate & Health Solutions for Our Future" Conference, Arlington, VA, Apr 9-10, 2018.

Brittany Shea gave a poster presentation during the 2018 Planetary Health Alliance Meeting, Edinburgh, Scotland, May 29-31, 2018.

Dr. Jeffrey Shaman participated on a panel entitled, "Climate, Food Systems, and Nutrition: Panel and Book Launch," and discussed the GCCHE, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, New York, NY, Oct 3, 2018.

Dr. Jeffrey Shaman participated on a "Climate and Health Education Panel" during the 2018 CU Climate & Health Research Summit, University of Colorado Boulder, Oct 16, 2018.

Brittany Shea presented to the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons LEAD Committee, New York, NY, Feb 12, 2019.

Brittany Shea presented during The Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health second annual meeting entitled, Good Climate Policy Starts with Health, Arlington, Virginia, Apr 28, 2019.

Brittany Shea shared information about climate and health and the GCCHE with students at the Wellness Festival at The Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York in New York, NY on Apr 30, 2019.

Dean Linda Fried gave a Keynote address entitled, "Preparing health professionals for the impacts of climate change," during The Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER) Deans and Directors Retreat in Erice, Italy on May 28, 2019.

Brittany Shea presented to the Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness (CLEAN) Network during a Teleconference on Sept 10, 2019.

Brittany Shea gave a presentation entitled, "The Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education: Overview and Benefits of Membership", to the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) during a Presents Webinar on Sept 13, 2019.

Brittany Shea presented at the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting & Expo (virtually from October 24-28, 2020), during the session entitled, "Higher Education’s Role in Building Climate Change Resilience," on October 27, 2020 at 7:00pm ET.

Brittany Shea presented to the American Academy of Pediatrics Climate Advocates' group on January 13, 2021 at 7:00pm ET.

Brittany Shea will be a keynote speaker at the conference, "Climate Justice Symposium for Transforming Education," hosted by University of California and California State University, April 29, 2021, 10:00 – 11:00am PST.

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