Why might a doctor take a soil ecology class, or a farmer consult with a nutritionist before deciding what to plant? The medical and agricultural professions rarely intersect, despite the many known links between human health and the health of our farms.
Join us online as Cyril Manning, editor-in-chief of UCSF Magazine, leads a lively discussion with Daphne Miller, MD, resident alum, who will talk about her book Farmacology and share how pioneers in medicine and agriculture are working together to improve our health and the health of the planet.
About the featured author:
Daphne Miller, MD, resident alum, is a practicing family physician, clinical professor in the UCSF Department of Family and Community Medicine, curriculum director for integrative medicine and research at the LifeLong Medical Care Family Medicine Residency in Richmond, Calif., and the founder of Health from the Soil Up, an initiative that harnesses medical resources to transform the food system and promote environmental justice. Dr. Miller is also a regular health and science contributor to the Washington Post and author of Farmacology, which was the basis for the award-winning 2016 documentary In Search of Balance. For the past two decades, her work has involved exploring the connections between our ecosystem and our personal health. In a typical work week, Dr. Miller spends as much time with ecologists, soil scientists, and farmers as she does with medical professionals.
Friday, November 13 at 5:30pmVirtual Event