2019 CUGH Conference    I    March 8 - 10, 2019   I   Satellite Sessions  March 7, 2019   |   Hilton  Chicago Hotel    I   Chicago, IL​​

Satellite Session | HALF DAY Workshop

Planetary Health: One Health Solutions to Improve the Health of People and the Planet 


Thursday March 7, 2019
Time: 1pm to 4:30pm
Room: Williford A / 3rd Level

Hilton Chicago Hotel
Chicago, Ilinois

  • Registration is free but required.
  • Registration for the satellite session is separate from registration for the CUGH conference.

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison Global Health Institute
  • National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
  • Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC)
  • Boston College Global Public Health Program 
  • Harvard Global Health Institute
  • University of California-Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine
  • CUGH Board of Directors

​The Session convenes leaders from the established tracks of CUGH including, One Health, Global Environment Health, and more to share case studies of successful interventions at the nexus of environment and health. 

The case studies discussed include Climate Change and Energy, One Health and Zoonotic Disease, Sustainable Food Systems, and Global Pollution: update from the 2018 Lancet Commissioned Report, "Pollution and Health." 

  • Present case studies related to linkages between human health and healthy ecosystems and other environmental conditions
  • Show key sectors where actions can have potentially the largest public health benefit - for example, energy, food, and urban transport - as well as the cross-cutting issues of stable ecosystems and global pollution
  • Convene leading university-based global health scholars, students and practitioners to facilitate network and to promote a planetary health approach to reach more lasting global health issues

Jonathan Patz, Director and John P. Holton Chair in Health and the Environment,
University of Wisconsin-Madison Global Health Institute

Ann Kurth, Dean and the Linda Koch Lorimer Professor of Nursing, Yale School of
Nursing, Chair of CUGH Board of Directors

Climate Change Solutions
Judy Omumbo, African Academy of Sciences, Kenya - Health Responses to Climate
Change in East Africa
Renee Salas, Burke Fellow and Affiliated Faculty, Harvard Global Health Institute;
Clinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts
General Hospital - The Lancet Countdown Project - 2018 Update
John Balbus, Senior Advisor for Public Health to the Director of the National Institute of
Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) - US National Climate Assessment
Jonathan Patz, Professor and John P. Holton Chair in Health and the Environment;
Director, University of Wisconsin-Madison Global Health Institute, USA - Health Co-
benefits from Mitigating Greenhouse Gas Emissions

One Health Approach to Planetary Health Solutions
Jonna Mazet, Professor and Executive Director of the University of California, Davis
One Health Institute, USA - Ebola and Bat Communities in Sierra Leone
Catherine Machalaba, EcoHealth Alliance - OneHealth
Jaime Ocampo - Universidad San Francisco de Quito - (TBD)

Sustainable Food Systems
Valerie Stull, Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Global Health Institute, USA - Insects for Sustainable Protein Nutrition
Samuel Myers, Principal Research Scientist, Planetary Health, Department of
Environmental Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Director, Planetary
Health Alliance, Harvard University, USA - Ecosystems and Sustainable Food

The Global Burden of Disease of Environmental Risks and Solutions: Latest
Findings from the Lancet Commission on Pollutions and Health

Phil Landrigan, Professor and Director, Global Observatory on Pollution and Health;
Director Global Public Health Program, Boston College, USA

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