Dr. Perry Sheffield Featured in JAMA Article About Climate Change Health Effects

On March 22, 2017, P30 Center Member Perry Sheffield was featured in The Journal of the American Medical Association’s (JAMA) article “Medical Community Gathers Steam to Tackle Climate’s Health Effects.” The article recommends for health professionals to combat climate-related health dangers.

Dr. Sheffield’s week-long course on global health for first-year medical students at The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai was highlighted. In the course, Dr. Sheffield covers climate change and each year, 1 or 2 Mount Sinai students also conduct research on climate change and health. In one project, Dr. Sheffield said, a student examined how New York City’s extreme heat preparedness activities meet the needs of its elderly populations. Dr. Sheffield also is working on a climate change curriculum project with medical educators who represent about 9 medical schools. They’re addressing the call for increased medical education on the topic, a subject that Mount Sinai’s medical education department supports. To read the full article click here.