Clinical Climate Change 2022 Conference Co-Director: Perry Sheffield, MD

Perry Sheffield, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Environmental Medicine and Public Health and Pediatrics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Perry E. Sheffield, MD, is Associate Professor in the Departments of Environmental Medicine and Public Health and Pediatrics and a member of the Mount Sinai Institute for Exposomic Research and the Transdisciplinary Center on Early Environmental Exposures, a P30 Core Center of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

Dr. Sheffield is co-Director of the New York State Children’s Environmental Health Center (NYSCEHC) —the first such state-wide network in the United States. She also serves as Deputy Director of the Region 2 Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU), a US Environmental Protection Agency and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention program that provides environmental health services to communities in New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.

Dr. Sheffield’s research focuses on climate change and human health, with a particular emphasis on children and workers. She has authored more than 60 peer-reviewed articles or chapters, focused on extreme heat, air pollution, and children’s environmental health more broadly.  She has spoken internationally and nationally and is an advocate for public policies that protect children’s health. She served as a co-author for the US Global Change Research Program 4th National Climate Assessment (2018) and is currently co-chairing the NYS Climate Impact Assessment’s Health and Safety team.

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