16 min

3. Climate Change and Ciguatera Fish Poisoning (with Dr. Mindy Richlen‪)‬ Code Green: The Climate-Smart Health Professional

    • Medicine

Let’s talk climate change and Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs)! In this episode, we’re joined by Dr. Mindy Richlen, Assistant Director of the U.S. National Office for Harmful Algal Blooms and member of the Greater Caribbean Center for Ciguatera Research, to discuss:


How climate change is contributing to the global expansion of HABs.

How HABs can cause a debilitating and underdiagnosed illness known as Ciguatera Fish Poisoning.

What this all means for healthcare providers!

Given the changing geographic patterns of ciguatera due to climate change, we want to make sure all healthcare professionals are well-equipped to diagnose and manage patients with suspected Ciguatera Fish Poisoning. Make sure to catch our Ciguatera case study at the end of the episode!

Hosted by Sarah Hsu

Written by Kelly Williamson

Edited by Liana Haigis

Episode Transcript

Referenced Resources:

U.S. National Office for Harmful Algal Blooms

Greater Caribbean Center for Ciguatera Research (GCCCR)

Let’s talk climate change and Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs)! In this episode, we’re joined by Dr. Mindy Richlen, Assistant Director of the U.S. National Office for Harmful Algal Blooms and member of the Greater Caribbean Center for Ciguatera Research, to discuss:


How climate change is contributing to the global expansion of HABs.

How HABs can cause a debilitating and underdiagnosed illness known as Ciguatera Fish Poisoning.

What this all means for healthcare providers!

Given the changing geographic patterns of ciguatera due to climate change, we want to make sure all healthcare professionals are well-equipped to diagnose and manage patients with suspected Ciguatera Fish Poisoning. Make sure to catch our Ciguatera case study at the end of the episode!

Hosted by Sarah Hsu

Written by Kelly Williamson

Edited by Liana Haigis

Episode Transcript

Referenced Resources:

U.S. National Office for Harmful Algal Blooms

Greater Caribbean Center for Ciguatera Research (GCCCR)

16 min