Planetary Health Forum: Emerging Infections & Climate Change

April 04

Kimmel Center, Rooms 912/914, 60 Washington Square S., New York, NY 10012

Please join the NYU College of Global Public Health (GPH) for its premier event on planetary health as it relates to emerging infectious diseases and climate change. The event will feature discussions on the microbiology of communicable diseases and agent-based modeling, as well as the impacts of climate change on health. Featuring leading voices in the fields of environmental health and epidemiology, this forum will bring research and practice together to address some of today's most pressing public health issues.


10:00AM - Welcome Address: Dr. Ana Abraído-LanzaVice Dean, NYU GPH

10:05AM - Morning Keynote Address: Dr. Chris PloweDirector, Duke Global Health Institute; Professor of Medicine, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, and Global Health

11:00AM - Panel Discussion: Emerging Infectious Disease

Moderator: Dr. Elodie Ghedin, Professor of Epidemiology, NYU GPH; Director, Center for Genomics and Systems Biology


  • Dr. Jane CarltonNYU Silver Professor of Biology, NYU College of Arts and Science, Professor of Microbiology NYU School of Medicine; Director, Center for the Study of Complex Malaria in India
  • Dr. P'ng Loke, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology (Parasitology), NYU Langone Health
  • Dr. Yesim Tozan, Clinical Associate Professor of Global Health, NYU GPH

12:15PM - Networking Lunch

1:00PM - Lunch Discussion: Agent-Based Modeling and Global Health: Dr. Joshua EpsteinProfessor of Epidemiology, NYU GPH

1:45PM - Panel Discussion: Climate Change and Public Health

Moderator: Dr. Jack CaravanosClinical Professor of Environmental Public Health Sciences, NYU GPH


3:00PM - Adopting "No Regrets Policies": How They Can Save Lives: Dr. Dale JamiesonProfessor of Environmental Studies and Philosophy, NYU College of Arts and Sciences; Affiliated Professor of Law, NYU School of Law; Distinguished Visiting Professor, Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College, London; Adjunct Professor, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia

3:30PM - Closing Remarks: Dr. Bernadette Boden-AlbalaInterim Chair, Department of Epidemiology, NYU GPH

4:00PM - Event concludes

Seating is on a first-come-first-served basis.