NorCal Symposium on Climate and Pandemic Resilience in Health Care

In partnership with Stanford Medicine, UCSF is hosting a virtual symposium with experts from health care, sustainability, advocacy, community organizations, and public health to learn practices for sustainable health care that improve resilience, mitigate climate change, and promote equity. Connect with passionate colleagues and walk away with an action plan for change within your institution or community.

Welcome: Paul King -President and CEO of Stanford Children’s Health

Keynote Dr. Cheryl Holder on the Intersections between Climate Change, COVID-19

Panel  Community Partnerships for Climate/Covid-19 Resilience

  • Rupa Marya -moderator= Associate Professor UCSF &  Do No Harm Coalition
  • Michelle Pierce - Executive Director, Bayview Hunters Point Community Advocates
  • Sriram Schamasunder - Co-founder and faculty director of the HEAL Initiative
  • Carrie Ramirez - Climate Activist, Youth vs. Apocalypse
  • Kirsten Mouradian - Hematology nurse practitioner at Stanford Children’s Hospital

Panel Advocacy

  • Olivia Rodriguez -  Operations Manager Coalition of Concerned Medical Professionals 
  • Ashley McClure - Cofounder of Climate Health Now
  • Randall Miller- Bay Area Executive Director Physicians for Social Responsibility 
  • Javier Sánchez - CMA Vice-Chair, District II, Vice President San Bernardino County Medical Society
  • Robert M. Gould- Bay Area President Physicians for Social Responsibility 


Panel Disaster Resilience

  • Eric Toner - Senior Scholar and Senior Scientist, Johns Hopkins University
  • Daniel Homsey - Director, Neighborhood Empowerment Network
  • Felisia Thibodeaux Vulnerable Populations Resilience, Neighborhood Empowerment Network
  • Linda Helland - Climate Change & Healthy Equity Program, California DPH
  • Derek Ouyang - Program Manager, Stanford Future Bay Initiative

Panel Sustainable/Resilient Food systems

  • Santana Diaz - UC Davis Health Executive Chef
  • Daphne Miller- UCSF & Research Scientist at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health
  • Dan Henroid - Director of the Department of Nutrition and Food Services UCSF Health
  • Mike Martin UCSF & Founder & President of Physicians Against Red Meat (PhARM)
  • Elyse Rainey - Economic Inclusion Manager with Emerald Cities, Impact Hub Oakland
  • Garden Heals Team - Harry Ciabattini, Quentin Gachot, Tony Jarrous, Dominico Irigoyen

Panel Decreasing Emissions & Waste

  • Jodi Sherman - Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Epidemiology at Yale University
  • Gail Lee - Sustainability Director UCSF
  • Seema Gandhi Associate Professor, Anesthesia UCSF
  • Praveen Kalra - Department of Anesthesia, Stanford 

Afternoon Speakers

Gina McCarthy President/CEO of Natural Resources Defense Council. Former Administrator of Environmental Protection Agency

Lloyd Minor - Dean, Stanford School of Medicine

David Entwistle - President and CEO of Stanford Health Care

Talmadge King - Dean of the UCSF School of Medicine, Vice Chancellor – Medical Affairs

Sheila Antrum - Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer UCSF Health

Dial-In Information

Please register here.

Friday, September 25 at 9:00am to 5:00pm

Virtual Event
Event Type



Students, Postdocs, Faculty, Staff, Alumni






Contact Info

Gail Lee,


You're not going yet!

This event requires registration.