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Jonathan Patz

Professor and Director, Global Health Institute, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jonathan Patz, MD, MPH, (@jonathanpatz) is director of the Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a professor and the John P. Holton Chair of Health and the Environment with appointments in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and the Department of Population Health Sciences. Dr. Patz co-chaired the health report for the first Congressionally mandated US National Assessment on Climate Change and served as founding president of the International Association for Ecology and Health. For 15 years, Professor Patz served as a lead author for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (or IPCC)—the organization that shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore.   Some of his other awards include an Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellows Award, a shared Zayed International Prize for the Environment, a Fulbright Scholarship, the American Public Health Association’s Homer Calver Award for environmental health leadership, the Chanchlani Global Health Research Award, and in 2019 he was elected into the National Academy of Medicine.   His 2018 TEDx talk on climate change & health: