Natasha Sood, MPH, MS3
Pennsylvania State College of Medicine
Natasha Sood is a third-year medical student at Penn State College of Medicine. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of Michigan in Environmental Science and Biology. She then received her Master of Public Health from Columbia University in Environmental Health Science with a specialization in Climate Change and Health. She focuses her research and advocacy efforts on climate-health curriculum reform, climate-smart healthcare, and sustainable systems. She is the Co-Chair of the Sustainability Council at Penn State Medical Center, and founded “Environmental Health in Medicine,” a student group aimed at addressing gaps in sustainability and education in climate change and health at Penn State. She recognizes the urgent need for health professionals to address the health impacts of climate change as we are facing the challenge of the century. Natasha is currently the Co-Curriculum Chair of Medical Students for a Sustainable Future, and she enjoys working with her peers and community members as a climate-health advocate within her institution and community.