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How does climate change affect health? And what can medical professionals do about it?

Those are the very questions we hope to answer here on Code Green: The Climate-Smart Health Professional. In each episode of this series, we’ll explore the intersection of climate change and health, summarize the latest research, and share the expertise of current climate-health activists.

Hosted by Natasha Sood and Sarah Hsu, edited by Liana Haigis and Andrea Grossman, and social media managed by Naomi Nesmith.

Code Green: The Climate-Smart Health Professional Natasha Sood and Sarah Hsu

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How does climate change affect health? And what can medical professionals do about it?

Those are the very questions we hope to answer here on Code Green: The Climate-Smart Health Professional. In each episode of this series, we’ll explore the intersection of climate change and health, summarize the latest research, and share the expertise of current climate-health activists.

Hosted by Natasha Sood and Sarah Hsu, edited by Liana Haigis and Andrea Grossman, and social media managed by Naomi Nesmith.

    5. Earth Week Special: 2021 Climate and Health Goals (with Let’s Talk Climate)

    5. Earth Week Special: 2021 Climate and Health Goals (with Let’s Talk Climate)

    Our special Earth Week episode is produced in collaboration with ecoAmerica and Climate for Health! Listen as Rebecca Rehr leads a conversation with Dr. Cheryl Holder and Dr. Boris Lushniak, where they discuss opportunities to support health professional leadership and center health equity in climate solutions. They’ll also check the rear view mirror for any lessons learned in 2020 and places to build synergies and collaboration.

    Hosted by Mattie Boehler-Tatman

    Edited by Liana Haigis

    Episode Transcript

    Full Interview and Referenced Resources

    • 43 min
    4. Climate Change and Mental Health (with Dr. Elizabeth Haase)

    4. Climate Change and Mental Health (with Dr. Elizabeth Haase)

    How can we best discuss climate change and mental health with our patients, and what steps can we take to deal with our own climate anxiety? Join us as we discuss all of this and more with our special guest Dr. Elizabeth Haase, a founding member of the Climate Psychiatry Alliance and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Nevada in Reno. Producer and host Julia Rothschild also details the latest literature on the intersection of climate change and psychiatry. Special thanks to Dr. Haase and the entire Climate Psychiatry Alliance for helping create this episode. To learn more about the Climate Psychiatry Alliance and ways to get involved, head over to their website at https://www.climatepsychiatry.org/.

    Hosted by Julia Rothschild

    Written by Julia Rothschild

    Edited by Liana Haigis

    Episode Transcript

    Referenced Resources:

    Climate Change and Mental Health Connections

    • 19 min
    3. Climate Change and Ciguatera Fish Poisoning (with Dr. Mindy Richlen)

    3. Climate Change and Ciguatera Fish Poisoning (with Dr. Mindy Richlen)

    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
    2. Climate Change and Pregnancy (with Dr. Adelle Monteblanco and Julia Rothschild)

    2. Climate Change and Pregnancy (with Dr. Adelle Monteblanco and Julia Rothschild)

    Let’s talk climate change and reproductive health. Join us as we discuss the latest literature on climate change's impacts on pregnancy with our co-producer Julia Rothschild. Then, we’ll dive into clinical pearls with Dr. Adelle Monteblanco, Asst. Professor of Sociology at Middle Tennessee State University, and talk about her recent project training maternal health workers to effectively advise their pregnant patients about heat. We close out this episode with what healthcare professionals can do to protect pregnant patients from climate change, at both the patient and policy levels.

    For rack cards, brochures, and urine charts to use in your clinic (in English & Spanish), check out Dr. Adelle Monteblanco’s website! Have questions for Dr. Monteblanco? Email her at Adelle.Monteblanco@mtsu.edu and follow her on Twitter @adelle_dora.

    *Note, the ACOG recognizes that climate change disproportionately affects women. However, as our episode focuses on pregnancy, we use the terms “pregnant patient/people/individuals” in acknowledgement that not all pregnant individuals identify as women.

    Hosted by Sarah Hsu

    Written by Julia Rothschild

    Edited by Liana Haigis

    Episode Transcript

    Referenced Resources:

    Maternal ambient air pollution, preterm birth and markers of fetal growth in Rhode Island: results of a hospital-based linkage study

    Association of Air Pollution and Heat Exposure With Preterm Birth, Low Birth Weight, and Stillbirth in the US: A Systematic Review

    US: Heat Emergency Plans Missing Pregnancy, Racial Justice

    Effects of prenatal exposure to ambient air pollutant PM10 on ultrasound-measured fetal growth

    • 19 min
    1. Principles of Climate and Health (with Dr. Jeffrey Shaman)

    1. Principles of Climate and Health (with Dr. Jeffrey Shaman)

    Need a climate and health 101? In our debut episode, we speak with Dr. Jeffrey Shaman, Director of the Climate and Health program at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, to provide a crash course introduction on the relationship between climate change and health.

    Starting from the basics, Dr. Shaman helps contextualize global warming using concepts from earth science, economics, and sociology. We then examine how our changing climate has already impacted human health and will continue to affect us for generations to come. Most importantly, we talk about what we can and need to do to make a difference.

    This episode sets the stage for our series, where we’ll dig deeper into the specific health consequences of climate change, the solutions we can employ, and much more.

    Hosted by Natasha Sood

    Edited by Liana Haigis

    Episode Transcript

    Referenced Resources:

    IPCC’s 2018 Special Report

    • 27 min
    Introducing Code Green: The Climate-Smart Health Professional

    Introducing Code Green: The Climate-Smart Health Professional

    How does climate change affect health? And what can medical professionals do about it? 

    Those are the very questions we hope to answer here on Code Green: The Climate-Smart Health Professional. In each episode of this series, we’ll explore the intersection of climate change and health, summarize the latest research, and share the expertise of current climate-health activists.

    Climate change is the greatest health crisis of this century, it’s time health professionals are trained to fight this crisis!

    Hosted by Natasha Sood and Sarah Hsu, edited by Liana Haigis and Andrea Grossman, social media managed by Naomi Nesmith.

    Instagram: @CodeGreenClimatePod

    Twitter: @CodeGreenPod

    • 4 min

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