Member Voices

Read pieces written by our members or featuring their work for a sustainable future!

It’s Time to Wake Up to Threat of Climate Change, and to Act

A call to action by Sarah Schear, demonstrating the effects of climate change on patients, especially children, and how clinicians can become involved and advocate for climate solutions to help our patients’ health. September 22, 2020.

Wildfires: Effects on Health and Care Delivery

A blog by Raj Fadadu on the intersection of climate change and wildfires in Northern California, and the effects on the health and healthcare delivery to these communities. August 31, 2020.

Casting Shade: Shade Inequity, Health, and Spatial Justice

A podcast by Angela Zhang on how shade inequity was caused by racist policies and how doctors can address this form of racial injustice while advocating for the health of our patients. July 20, 2020.

Greening Healthcare Systems

Communications & Partnerships Co-Chair Genny Silva authored this proposal for greening the health care system, published on April 22, 2020.

How COVID-19 Can Prepare Us for Climate Change

Communications & partnerships Co-Chair Genny Silva authored this Editorial in MedPage Today on Earth Day 2020.

Midlands Voices

Chris Derthlefs, D.J. Maar, Samantha Cox and Thomas Schroeder of the University of Nebraska, & Patrick Marta and Advocacy Co-Chair Ellen Townley of Creighton University authored this Opinion piece on April 19, 2020 in the Omaha World-Herald!

The Heat is On

Jordan Emont, Angela Zhang, Jessica Hoffen, Julia Rothschild, and Curriculum Co-Chair Sarah Hsu authored this piece advocating for climate curriculum in medical schools in the Winter 2020 edition of Medicine@Brown.

If It’s Not at the Table, It Won’t Be on the Menu: Health

MS4SF Founder Harleen Marwah authored this piece reflecting on the 45th Committee on World Food Security in Planet Forward at GW in December 2018.

5 things medical professionals can do to take climate action 

A blog by Natasha Sood and Sarah Hsu on five things medical professionals can take action on in order to intervene on the greatest health emergency of the century, with specific resources and organizations that can assist. October 22, 2020.

Dear medical community, it’s time to engage in the climate movement

A blog by Derek Wolfe on the impact of climate change on health, with a focus on mental health, and a call to action to get medical professionals involved with regards to the intersection of the effects climate change and their specialty. September 21, 2020.

Is Medical Waste … Racist?

An Op-Ed by Genevieve Silva, Pallavi Sreedhar, and Hannah Green demonstrates how the waste generated by the healthcare industry results in disproportionate adverse outcomes in minority and low-income populations, as well as how to mitigate this. July 6, 2020.

An Environmental Opportunity in Recovering from COVID-19

Communications & Partnerships Co-Chair Genny Silva authored this op-ed where she describes an opportunity for Florida to recover from COVID-19 with a strategy to mitigate future health risks on July 2, 2020.

Medical Students are Standing Up in the Fight Against Climate Change

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences profiled MS4SF’s Earth Day advocacy and quoted members Rose Milando, Samantha Sobelman, and MS4SF Founder & Chair Harleen Marwah.

Flatten the Climate Curve

Curriculum Co-Chair Sarah Hsu authored this piece about medical student climate advocacy in Medicine@Brown published on Earth Day 2020.

Preparing for Disease in the Era of Climate Change

Jordan Emont and Curriculum Co-Chair Sarah Hsu of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University authored this Op-Ed on October 25, 2019 in Doximity!

In Solidarity with Global Youth Climate Strike

Advocacy Co-Chair Sarah Schear of the UCSF School of Medicine authored this piece in Synapse about medical student participation in the global youth climate movement on September 30, 2019.

The 92 Percent: A Look at City Air Quality

MS4SF Founder Harleen Marwah created this Video on urban air pollution, climate change and health, published in Planet Foward at GW in March 2018.

When Band-Aids won’t Cut it: The Climate Crisis is a Health Crisis

A post by Sarah Hsu including a patient-focused look at the impact of climate change on health, especially on children and low-income communities of color, how policy-based solutions are required to make effective change and how doctors can support these efforts. September 20, 2020.

Is COVID a turning point for sustainability in hospital supply chains? 

Genevieve Silva dives into lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic in terms of the health care supply chain, and how this is an opportunity to restructure the supply chain in a sustainable way, while being better prepared for resource demand in outbreak situations. October 19, 2020.

Medical Schools Must Integrate Climate Change into Curricula

Anna Goshua demonstrates the impact climate change as the largest public health threat of the 21st century and how it will affect the practice of future physicians. This is juxtaposed by it not covered by the vast majority of medical schools, and why it should be by all of them. March 19, 2019.

Medical Students Aim to Integrate Climate Change and Curricula

Minnesota Daily featured Founder Harleen Marwah and Climate-Smart Health Care Chair, Jack Inglis, in this piece about MS4SF’s expansion and our work incorporating climate change into curricula, published on May 3, 2020.

Readers Write: Earth Day & climate change

Aaron Rosenblum of the University of Minnesota School of Medicine wrote this Letter to the Editor published in the Star Tribune on April 21, 2020.

The Climate Crisis is a Health Crisis

Karly Hampshire, Nuzhat Islam, Colin Baylen, Bennett Kissel, and Advocacy Co-Chair Sarah Schear of UCSF School of Medicine were featured in this article and Video in UCSF Magazine on December 16, 2019.

Medical Student Travels to United Nations

MS4SF Founder Harleen Marwah of the George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences was profiled for her participation in the 45th Committee on World Food Security at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in October 2018.

Medicine and Social Justice

MS4SF Founder Harleen Marwah was profiled in this piece in Medicine + Health in Spring 2019 for her participation in the 45th Committee on World Food Security.

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