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Climate Change, Human Health and Nutrition

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Climate Change, Human Health, and Nutrition

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Kristie Ebi, MS, MPH, Ph.D. CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE FOOD YOU EAT

Stephen Jones, Ph.D. CITY WHEAT COUNTRY BREAD

Mark Vossler, MD HUMAN HEALTH IMPACT

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Kristie L. Ebi is director of the Center for Health and the Global Environment (CHanGE), and Rohm and Haas Endowed Professor in Public Health Sciences at the University of Washington. She has been conducting research and practice on the health risks of climate variability and change for over twenty years, focusing on understanding sources of vulnerability, estimating current and future health risks of climate change, and designing adaptation policies and measures to reduce the risks of climate change in multi-stressor environments. She has supported multiple countries in Central America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Pacific in assessing their vulnerabilities and implementing adaptation policies and programs. She has been an author on multiple national and international climate change assessments, including the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C https://ipcc.ch/report/sr15/. She co-chairs the International Committee On New Integrated Climate change assessment Scenarios (ICONICS) that created five scenarios of socioeconomic development over this century. Dr. Ebi’s scientific training includes an M.S. in toxicology and a Ph.D. and a Masters of Public Health in epidemiology, and two years of postgraduate research at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She has edited fours books on aspects of climate change and has more than 200 publications.

Stephen Jones is a wheat breeder and the Director of The WSU Bread Lab in Skagit Valley. Stephen has a Ph.D. in Genetics from the University of California at Davis and teaches graduate courses in advanced classical genetics and in the history and ethics of genetics. His first wheat crop was on five acres at Chico State University’s student farm in 1977. Together with his graduate students, he breeds non-commodity wheat and other grains for local uses to be grown on small farms in the coastal West, the upper Northeast and other regions of the country. The Bread Lab is a combination think tank and baking laboratory where scientists, bakers, chefs, farmers, maltsters, brewers, distillers, and millers experiment with improved flavor, nutrition, and functionality of regional and obscure wheat, barley, other small grains and beans.

http://thebreadlab.wsu.edu/

Mark Vossler is a practicing physician and section chairman of Cardiology at Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland. After medical school at University of Rochester and Residency at the University of Vermont, he did his fellowship in cardiology at Oregon Health Sciences University. His clinical practice focuses on congestive heart failure and cardiomyopathy. He and his wife Susan have been longtime activists on issues involving environment and health. He is the co-chair of the Climate and Health Taskforce of Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility, WA congressional district 1 liaison for Citizens Climate Lobby and an East King County regional hub for the Yes on 1631 campaign. He has co-authored WPSR’s position statements on the health impacts of oil transport by rail and on the health co-benefits of climate change mitigation. Mark and Susan have three teenage children, Lydia, Eli and Claire and enjoy hiking, Nordic skiing, and fishing in their very precious spare time.

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