Speakers – Clinical Climate Change


Keynote Address

Rachel L. Levine, MD
Admiral, U.S. Public Health Service
Assistant Secretary for Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Admiral Rachel L. Levine serves as the 17th Assistant Secretary for Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the head of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. She fights every day to improve the health and well-being of all Americans. She’s working to help our nation overcome the COVID-19 pandemic and build a stronger foundation for a healthier future – one in which every American can attain their full health potential. Read full bio.

Dennis Charney, MD, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and President for Academic Affairs, Mount Sinai Health System. Read full bio.

Robert Wright, MD, MPH, Co-Director, Institute for Exposomic Research and Ethel H. Wise Professor and Chair, Department of Environmental Medicine & Public Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Read full bio.

J. Marshall Shepherd, PhD, Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of Geography and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Georgia. Read full bio.

Albert A. Rizzo, MD, FAACP, FCCP, FAASM, Chief Medical Officer, American Lung Association. Read full bio.

Bian Liu, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Read full bio.

Daniel Carrión, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, and I am also the Director of Education for the Yale Center on Climate Change and Health. Read full bio.

Maayan Yitshak-Sade, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Read full bio.

Janet Lewis, MD, Founding Member, Climate Psychiatry Alliance and Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester. Read full bio.

Rosalind Wright, MD, MPH, Co-Director, Institute for Exposomic Research and Dean for Translational Biomedical Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Read full bio.

Elizabeth Pinsky, MD, Director, Child and Adolescent Medical Psychiatry Consultation Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital
Program. Read full bio.

Cecilia Sorensen, MD, Director, Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education, Columbia University. Read full bio.

Joshua Wortzel, MD, MPhil, Chief Resident in Psychiatry, University of Rochester and Steering Committee Member, Climate Psychiatry Alliance. Read full bio.

Craig L. Katz, MD, Clinical Professor, Departments of Psychiatry, Medical Education, and Health System Design & Global Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Kelsey Hudson, PhD, Research Scientist and Licensed Psychologist, Child Program, Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CARD), Boston University. Read full bio.

Karenna Gore, Founding Director, Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary. Read full bio.

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

Gaurab Basu, MD, MPH, Co-Director, Center for Health Equity Education & Advocacy, Cambridge Health Alliance and Health Equity Fellow, Harvard Chan C-CHANGE. Read full bio.

Morning Program Moderator:

Terry Thompson, DHA, MPH, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Mental Health Panel Moderator:

Jon Earle, Road to Resilience Podcast Host, Mount Sinai Health System

Conference Co-Director:

Emily Senay, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Read full bio.

Conference Co-Director:

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