Clinical Climate Change 2022 Speaker: Elizabeth Pinsky, MD

Elizabeth Pinsky, MD, Director, Child and Adolescent Medical Psychiatry Consultation Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital

Elizabeth Pinsky is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and pediatrician at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she is the Associate Director of the Pediatric Psychiatry Consultation Service, and at Shriner’s Hospital for Children Boston. Her clinical interests focus on the intersection of child mental and physical health, including childhood trauma associated with medical care, fostering resilience in medically ill children, and other psychiatric aspects of pediatric medical illness.

She believes that climate change poses the most urgent threat to children at that intersection of physical and mental health, and that clinicians caring for children must advocate for a rapid and just transition off fossil fuels. She serves as the Associate Director for Advocacy at the MGH Center for Environment and Health and is also a founding member of Climate Code Blue, a Boston-area climate action group for physicians and other health professionals.

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