University of Michigan Medical School
Casey dual-degree MD/MPH student at the University of Michigan. Prior to medical school, Casey earned his B.S.E. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Michigan. During medical school, he realized that climate change is the largest public health crisis of the 21st century and it will disproportionately affect marginalized communities who have contributed the least to causing it. This resulted in him becoming impassioned in becoming involved in mitigation of climate change and adaptation to minimize its impact. To this end, he has done a sustainability fellowship on municipalities equitably reaching net zero emissions, work on integrating climate health into his medical school’s operations, and received the Healthcare Without Harm Emerging Physician Leader Award to facilitate improving the care of heat illness in the Emergency Department. He hopes to be a voice in rallying the public to address climate change as the health and equity crisis that it is.