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Global Mental Health Speakers Series Thursday, February 15th

When Thursday, Feb 15, 2024, 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Event interval Single day event
Campus location Hans Rosling Center for Population Health (HRC)
Online Meeting Link…
Campus room HRC101
Accessibility Contact Leah Nguyen
Event Types Lectures/Seminars
Event sponsors UW Consortium for Global Mental Health,… Leah Nguyen, 314.799.9959

Population Health Initiative,… Taylor Joliffe, 231.920.4384


Global Mental Health Speaker Series - Global Mental Health and Climate Change - Panel
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  • Dr Kristie Ebi, UW
  • Dr Gregory Bratman, UW
  • Dr Sara Curran, UW
  • Dr Sherilee Harper, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Dr Susan Clayton, College of Wooster, Ohio
  • Moderated by Victoria Sass, UW Doctoral student, Sociology

Join the UW Consortium for Global Mental Health and the Population Health Initiative on Thursday, February 15 from 3:00-4:30pm in the Hans Rosling Center (HRC) room 101 as part of our 2023-24 speaker series on Global Mental Health.


February features a panel discussion on the mental health impacts of climate change between five experts on the impacts of climate change on human well being. The panel will be moderated by Sociology Doctoral Candidate, Victoria Sass.

  • Kristie Ebi, Phd, MPHProfessor, Global Health, Professor, Env. and Occ. Health Sciences - Dr. Ebi has been conducting research and practice on the health risks of climate variability and change for 25 years, focusing on understanding sources of vulnerability; estimating current and future health risks of climate change; designing adaptation policies and measures to reduce risks in multi-stressor environments; and estimating the health co-benefits of mitigation policies. She has supported multiple countries in Central America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Pacific in assessing their vulnerabilities and implementing adaptation policies and programs.
  • Sara Curran, PhD - Professor, Sociology; Professor, International Studies & Public Affairs; Professor of Public Policy and Governance; Adjunct Professor, Global Health; Director, Center for Studies in Demography & Ecology - Dr. Curran researches migration, globalization, gender, climate change and adaptation, and development. Curran employs a variety of research techniques, including qualitative field work, survey field work, regression modeling, mixed methods, and spatial and network analyses.
  • Gregory Bratman, MESM, PhD - Assistant Professor, Environmental and Forest Sciences, Director, Environment and Well-Being Lab - Dr. Bratman’s research takes place at the nexus of psychology, public health, and ecology, with a focus on examining the ways in which nature experience benefits mental and physical health, and potential causal mechanisms underlying these relationships. He is the director of the Environment and Well-Being Lab ­– a research group that gathers empirical data, develops theoretical frameworks, and uses novel approaches to understand the association of nature contact with cognitive function, mood, and other aspects of psychological well-being.
  • Sherilee Harper, MSc, PhD - Professor, Public Health, University of Alberta, Canada - Dr. Harper is a Canada Research Chair in Climate Change and Health and Kule Scholar.  Her research investigates associations between weather, environment, and health equity in the context of climate change, and she collaborates with partners across sectors to prioritize climate-related health actions, planning, interventions, and research.
  • Susan Clayton, PhD - Whitmore-Williams Professor and Department Chair, Psychology, The College of Wooster - Dr Clayton is a conservation psychologist, interested in understanding and promoting a healthy relationship between humans and nature. Clayton is currently focusing on the implications of climate change for psychological wellbeing. She has also worked with zoos, where a wide and diverse range of people come to interact with wild animals and may learn about nature and about conservation needs during their visit. Underlying all these research topics is her Clayton's interest in the social processes that promote environmental concern and environmental identity.

Staff, faculty, and students of all disciplines are welcome to attend this hybrid event. Reception to follow event from 4:00-4:30pm—don’t miss out on warm beverages and seasonal treats!

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