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Climate and Health with Emaline Laney
Climate and Health with Emaline Laney

Thu, 14 Mar



Climate and Health with Emaline Laney

Join Emaline Laney from Harvard/Brigham and Women's Hospital for a talk and discussion on climate and health.

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14 Mar 2024, 11:30 – 12:30


About The Event

Join Emaline Laney for a talk and discussion on Climate and Health.

About the speaker:

Emaline Laney is a global health equity and internal medicine resident at Harvard/Brigham and Women's Hospital whose work focuses on climate change, planetary health, and health equity. During medical school at Emory University, she co-wrote and implemented a disseminated Climate Change and Environmental Health curriculum for the preclinical years of medical school, one of the first of its kind in US medical schools. Since then, she continues her curricular work as a resident-lead for Brigham’s Climate Change Action Committee curricular development andserves as a core-working member for Columbia Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education’s Climate Resources for Health Education.

Outside curricular work, she worked for several years with Street Medicine and carried out various research projects, including a multi-disciplinary pilot study to understand the nexus of climate change, migration, and health among individuals who migrated from South and Central America to the Atlanta-area. For these efforts, she was awarded Emory University's Climate Innovator award and served as the first University medical student representative at COP26. This experience led Emaline to work with Global Climate and Health Alliance to re-design the “Healthy NDC Scorecard” – a methodology to track and compare the inclusion of health considerations in (120) countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions under the UNFCC.

Prior to medical training, Emaline worked with a range of organizations from Partners In Health and The Task Force for Global Health to the World Health Organization’s Global Task Force on Cholera Control. She holds an MSc in Epidemiology from The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and an MSc in Medical Anthropology from the University of Oxford made possible with the support of the Marshall Scholarship.

As a Brigham Global Health Equity resident, Emaline plans to continue her work at the intersection of climate change and health to bolster the health perspective within global climate policy dialogue and co-create health systems that are not only equitable but also resilient and sustainable.


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