Climate's Impact on Megacity Health
As the world urbanizes, megacities, or rapidly developing urban centers with populations of 10 million or more inhabitants, present a unique opportunity for understanding the future of planetary health. Urbanization brings both health benefits and threats to megacities, particularly as a result of increasing vulnerabilities due to climate change. Innovative interventions are being designed and implemented in megacities to cultivate a more resilient and healthy planet. Barry will delve into the health impacts of these rapidly expanding urban metropolis.
A reception with light refreshments will be held at 3:30pm. The lecture will begin at 4:00pm. This event is free and open to the public.
About the speaker
Michele Barry is Professor of Medicine and Tropical Diseases at Stanford University. She is the Director of the Center for Innovation in Global Health and Senior Associate Dean for Global Health. As one of the co-founders of the Yale/Stanford Johnson and Johnson Global Health Scholar Award program, she has sent over 1500 physicians overseas to underserved areas to help strengthen health infrastructure in low resource settings. As a past President of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH), she led an educational initiative in tropical medicine and travelers health which culminated in diploma courses in tropical medicine both in the U.S. and overseas, as well as a U.S. certification exam.