Environmental Health

6th annual EHS Symposium, “Responding to Climate Change: Environmental Health and Justice”.

The UC Berkeley’s 6th annual EHS Symposium, “Responding to Climate Change: Environmental Health and Justice” will be held on Fri, March 9, 2018 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM PST.

Join us for this anniversary event and hear from phenomenal researchers in our program as well a distinguished EHS alumnus. The keynote speaker will address heat-related mortality and morbidity for vulnerable populations. Following the speakers, there will be a networking reception with light refreshments.

Our speakers include:

Rupa Basu, PhD – Heat-Related Mortality and Morbidity in California

Joan Casey, PhD – Inequity in Noise Pollution in the United States

Ajay Pillarisetti, PhD – Household Air Pollution: Updates from India and beyond

Rachel Sklar, PhD Student – From Darkness to Dignity: Formalizing Sanitation Workers in Urban Slums

Tomás León, PhD Candidate – As I Lay Dying: Perspectives on Environmental Health Problems

We hope that you’ll be able to join us for this special event and support the Environmental Health Sciences Division.


Fri, March 9, 2018

4:00 PM – 6:30 PM PST

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Martin Luther King Jr. Building

Tilden Room

2495 Bancroft Way

Berkeley, CA 94720

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Organizer:Environmental Health Sciences

Organizer of Responding to Climate Change: Environmental Health and Justice

Faculty and students in the Environmental Health Sciences Division research, teach and learn how human populations—especially the most vulnerable members of society, such as young children, pregnant women, and the poor—are affected by environmental exposures, ranging from microbial and chemical contamination of water, air and other media, to climate change, industrialization, and unplanned urbanization. We develop and apply cutting-edge methods, build research collaborations across global and domestic institutions, and lead major research centers and projects around the world. Our faculty educate, challenge, mentor, and inspire tomorrow’s leaders in environmental health, preparing students to assess the health impacts of environmental exposures, and to advance means for their measurement and control. Learn more about the programs in Environmental Health Sciences at Berkeley, and about our faculty’s internationally recognized expertise in addressing pressing global challenges in health and the environment.

Occupational Health

Climate Change: The Defining Health Challenge and Opportunity of the 21st Century, a Lancet Countdown Event

Please join us on:

Wednesday, November 1
Talk with reception to follow: 5-7 p.m.
Goldman Theater and Wolf Gallery, David Brower Center, Berkeley CA



The Lancet Countdown—an international research collaboration that tracks progress on the relationships between human health and climate change—will release its first annual Countdown Report tracking climate change and health indicators across five key domains on Oct. 31. Our panelists will discuss the implications of the report and California’s role as the U.S. leader in climate change mitigation policy.

This event is free and open to the public, however please register using this form if you plan to attend. If the event reaches capacity, registered guests will receive priority seating until 10 minutes before the scheduled start of the talk.