Clinical Climate Change 2022 Speaker: Nicole Duritz

Nicole Duritz, Director, Advocacy and Outreach, Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health, Center for Climate Change Communication, George Mason University

With over 25 years of non-profit management, strategic planning and issue campaign expertise, Nicole Duritz is a leader with a track record of award-winning advocacy and learning campaigns that engage and empower target audiences.

As Director for Advocacy and Outreach at the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health (MSCCH), Nicole mobilizes and amplifies the voices of U.S. doctors to advocate for equitable climate solutions that protect and promote the health of all people.

Prior to joining MSCCH, Nicole served as Vice President of Public Affairs and Outreach for Physicians for Fair Coverage (PFC). At PFC, Nicole developed and co-lead legislative strategy resulting in victories in PFC’s target states.

For nearly two decades, Nicole worked at AARP.  She served as Education & Outreach Vice President for Health, directing AARP’s public education efforts on Medicare, ObamaCare, caregiving and long-term care. Nicole and her team designed consumer-focused resources to ensure the public had information and support necessary to make decisions on critical life issues.  Nicole also ran AARP’s Health Reform Implementation Campaign and oversaw strategic planning, voter education and internet advocacy.

Before joining AARP, Nicole was a principal with e-Advocates, an internet advocacy consulting firm. She started her career on Capitol Hill working for the US House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health and the Environment.  

Nicole lives in Virginia with her husband and 18-year-old twin sons. She is an avid runner having completed 14 marathons and in her spare time she runs a community outreach foundation.

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