Climate Change and Public Health - September 21, 2019

A free public conference at the WVU College of Law in Morgantown.


Saturday, September 21, 2019
9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Event Hall, WVU College of Law

2019 Climate Change and Public Health

Accelerating global warming and climate change are affecting every facet of human life and well-being. Economic, physical, and mental injuries from climate change and extreme weather – as well as the deadly political and national security impacts of global disease, food scarcity, and forced migration – these growing impacts and more threaten human health and safety worldwide. 

What is at stake, and what can we do? 

At this free public educational program, attendees will hear and discuss presentations from experts in the field of climate change and public health.
Attendees will learn about the latest developments, issues, and the practices that we can use to successfully confront this crisis. 

The program will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the West Virginia University College of Law Event Hall, Morgantown, West Virginia. 

  • Registration is free and includes a buffet luncheon at noon. 

This program is organized by the WVU College of Law Center for Energy and Sustainable Development and the West Virginia Center on Climate Change (WV3C), a project of Friends of Blackwater, in cooperation with the Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Project


Luncheon Keynote  

Dr. Bernard D. Goldstein, M.D.    
Professor Emeritus
Environmental and Occupational Health
University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health

Expert Presenters 

Dr. Lise Van Susteren, M.D.,
Practicing General and Forensic Psychiatrist, Washington, DC
Former Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Georgetown University

Dr. Susan Clayton, Ph.D,
Whitmore-Williams Professor of Psychology and Chair of Environmental Studies
College of Wooster

Dr. Daniel Barnett, M.D., M.P.H.,
Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Health & Engineering
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Dr. Chelsea Gridley-Smith, Ph.D.,
Director of Environmental Health
National Association of County & City Health Officials

Dr. Luann Brink, Ph.D.
Chief Epidemiologist
Allegheny County (PA) Health Department

Dr. Ned Keyter
American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Environmental Health
Moms Clean Air Force

Dr. Nicolas Zegre, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Forest Hydrology
West Virginia University
Director, WVU Mountain Hydrology Laboratory

Dr. Ashley Ward, Ph.D.
Senior Policy Associate
Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment

Shana Udvardy
Climate Resilience Analyst
Climate & Energy Program
Union of Concerned Scientists

Dr. Robert Duval
Professor, Department of Health Policy, Management, and Leadership
WVU School of Public Health

Visit the Friends of Blackwater website for more information and to register.

Climate Change and Public Health