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Converging Threats, Cascading Health Risks: Climate Change, Food Security, and Migration

Thursday, April 15, 2021 2:30pm to 4pm

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This is the second session of a 3-part Climate Change and Health Speaker Series hosted by the UCSF Office of Population Health and Health Equity and the UCSF Center for Climate, Health, and Equity. See here for information on the full series:

Climate change is anticipated to unleash unprecedented threats to global food security and to drive the largest wave of human migration in history. This session will evaluate the intersection of climate change with the social determinants of health, emphasizing the compounding connections between a warming climate, food and water security, and migration.

Welcome Remarks and Moderation: Sheri Weiser, MD, MPH, MA, UCSF

Session Facilitation: Arianne Teherani, PhD, UCSF


  • Tere Almaguer, PODER
  • Lujain Alqodmani, BMSc, MBBS, MIHMEP, EAT
  • Edwin J. Castellanos, PhD, MS, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala
  • Samuel S. Myers, MD, MPH, Harvard University
  • Veerabhadran Ramanathan, PhD, MS, University of California, San Diego

Closing Remarks: Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, PhD, MD, MAS, UCSF


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