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2023-01-20 environmental-sustainability;professional-education environment-and-health
Boston GlobeJanuary | 20 | 2023

Harvard Medical School votes to embed climate change in its curriculum

Some 55 percent of US medical schools now teach students about the health effects of climate change, up from 27 percent in 2019.

2023-01-10 environmental-sustainability anesthesia;environment-and-health
WBURJanuary | 10 | 2023

Mass General tries performance reports to cut greenhouse gas use in anesthesia

At Mass General, Dr. Sam Smith co-founded a committee to discuss climate-conscious changes for the anesthesiology department as a whole.

2023-01-09 professional-education;environmental-sustainability environment-and-health
Harvard Medical SchoolJanuary | 9 | 2023

HMS to embed climate change, impact on health in MD curriculum

Natalie Baker, a second-year student at Harvard Medical School, grew up in Northern California. In her lifetime, she’s seen the environment there change. More heat and intense wildfires have seared the landscape in recent years, adversely affecting the lives of her loved ones and some of the patients with whom she's worked.

2022-07-15 environmental-sustainability environment-and-health
Boston GlobeJuly | 15 | 2022

Massachusetts Hospitals Are Joining the Climate Fight

Health care organizations here and across the country are working to decrease their environmental footprint.

Research Coverage

Browse recent research studies and perspective articles executed by teams of medical professionals that include clinicians from the Center for the Environment and Health.

Doctors Could Prescribe Greener (and Probably Fewer) Drugs

In this op ed, Dr. Armand explains the downstream environmental consequences of pharmaceuticals and what is needed so that physicians and consumers can make better choices.

Quantity and Characteristics of Waste at a Level I Trauma Center

In this study, a team of researchers examined U.S. emergency department (ED) waste management and shared their findings.

Mitigating Climate-Driven Atlantic Hurricanes and COVID-19 Transmission

A team of clinicians discuss how health care providers and public health professionals must create solutions to prepare for increased rates of hurricane-related injury and mortality during COVID-19.

The Climate-Smart Emergency Department: A Primer

A team of health care professionals provide a guide for how to build a sustainable health care practices and climate-smart emergency departments.