The Smith College Club of Palm Beach: Meeting and Luncheon
"Minimizing the Health Effects of Climate"
|Event Description - an investigative health impact assessment on climate and health for our region|
This research focused on sea level rise and heat waves in South Florida, and the need for future planning. Many of our alumnae own property and live in the vulnerable zones. The data was collected in collaboration with the Regional Climate Action Plan of Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe counties. Discussion should spark the need for further understanding in a wider community forum, and to integrate climate issues as they impact on our health into the planning of all government and public policies.
Presented by Roderick K. King MD MPH
Innovation, whose mission is to advance the knowledge and practice of Public Health.
Funding is from private and government grants.
Associate Professor, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Dept of Epidemiology and Public Health
Dr. King earned his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, his MD from Cornell University Medical College, his Masters in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health. From 2006-2009, Dr King was selected as the first Inaugural Fellow for the Institute Of Medicine National Academy of Sciences where he served on the Board on Global Health. In 2011-2012, he was selected as a Fulbright Regional Network for Applied Research Scholar.
Poole earned his B.S. and M.S. in mechanical engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and did graduate work in operations research at New York University. - See more at: http://reason.org/staff/show/robert-poole.html#sthash.KNs9wWov.dpuf