Read pieces written by our members or featuring their work for a sustainable future!
Available below are featured articles either from our members or about our organization in the following subject areas:
- Equity and Justice
- Impact of Climate Change on Health
- Healthcare’s Contribution to Climate Change
- Activism and Engagement
- Medical Education
Equity and Justice:
This article by Mattie Boehler-Tatman, Julia Rothschild and Angela Zhang demonstrates the hypocrisy of health insurer investment in fossil fuels, particularly regarding the impact of fossil fuels on marginalized populations. March 4, 2021.
An article in SAEM Pulse by Anna Brandes on the impact of the climate crisis on her home of Hawai’i, and other Pacific Islands, which is being disproportionately borne by indigineous people. March, 2021.
A post by Sarah Hsu with a patient-focused look at the disproportionate impact of climate change on children and low-income communities of color; and how doctors can support policy-based solutions. September 20, 2020.
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.
An Op-Ed by Genevieve Silva, Pallavi Sreedhar, and Hannah Green demonstrates how disproportionate adverse outcomes in minority and low-income populations result from the waste generated by the healthcare industry, and how to mitigate this. July 6, 2020.
MS4SF Founder Harleen Marwah was profiled in this piece in Medicine + Health for her participation in the 45th Committee on World Food Security. Spring 2019.
Impact of Climate Change on Health:
A news article on ABC by Ramie Fathy describing five key aspects that climate change is actively harming the health of our population with a call to action for health professionals to become involved in the solution. November 25, 2020.
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.
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. December 16, 2019.
Jordan Emont and Curriculum Co-Chair Sarah Hsu of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University authored this Op-Ed in Doximity. October 25, 2019.
MS4SF Founder Harleen Marwah created this video on urban air pollution, climate change and health, published in Planet Foward at GW. March 9, 2018.
Healthcare’s Contribution to Climate Change:
Clinical Environmental Stewardship Amidst the COVID-19 Era: Ethical Considerations and Reformative Solutions
An article by Ranveer Vasdev and colleagues regarding the dramatic increase in medical waste due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the health impact of this waste, equity concerns about those impacts, the ethics surrounding medical waste, and what can be done. 2020.
Emily Johnson’s publication in the New England Journal of Medicine describes focusing on the triple bottom line in surgery and how this relates to climate change. January 25, 2021.
Genevieve Silva dives into lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic in terms of how this is an opportunity to restructure the supply chain in a sustainable way, while being better prepared outbreak situations. October 19, 2020.
Communications & Partnerships Co-Chair Genny Silva authored this proposal for greening the health care system. April 22, 2020.
Activism and Engagement:
This op-ed by Anna Brandes discusses the billions of dollars in investments the health insurance industry has, as well as the health impact related to this investment, particularly on low-income areas, communities of collar, and future generations. April 9, 2021.
This webinar by the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine includes talks from Climate Change & Health fellows and Harleen Marwah. February 1, 2021.
In this feature on The Podcast by Kevin MD, Derek Wolfe discusses the need for medical professionals to become engaged in the climate movement, diving in to why it is not only relevant, but critical, to our patients and our practice. January 12, 2021.
This article in Health Affairs discusses MS4SF’s work in advocating for medical school engagement in addressing climate change and how it affects our patients, especially those most vulnerable. December 2020.
This panel hosted by the University of Washington includes a variety of discussions on the interconnection between climate and population health, including a talk from Harleen Marwah . November 5, 2020.
This editorial in Nature Medicine highlights the need for biomedical researchers to investigate how the climate crisis is affecting their research, to invest in being green, and the importance of research in “building back better”. November 5, 2020.
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.
In this podcast, Harleen Marwah discusses the links between health, healing, and the climate crisis, how people in healthcare can work for a healthier world, and organizing medical students for a common goal in creating change surrounding these issues. October 2020.
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.
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.
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. July 2, 2020.
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. April 22, 2020.
This video opens with MS4SF’s message on Earth Day regarding the intersection of COVID, climate change, and voting, followed by a presentation from Harleen Marwah to The Medical Consortium on Climate & Health about MS4SF. April 2020.
Communications & partnerships Co-Chair Genny Silva authored this Editorial in MedPage Today regarding lessons that can be learned from the COVID-19 pandemic for how to respond to climate change. Earth Day 2020.
Curriculum Co-Chair Sarah Hsu authored this piece about medical student climate advocacy in Medicine@Brown. Earth Day 2020.
Aaron Rosenblum of the University of Minnesota School of Medicine wrote this Letter to the Editor published in the Star Tribune. April 21, 2020.
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 in the Omaha World-Herald. April 19, 2020.
Advocacy Co-Chair Sarah Schear of the UCSF School of Medicine authored this piece about medical student participation in the global youth climate movement. September 30, 2019.
MS4SF Founder Harleen Marwah authored this piece reflecting on the 45th Committee on World Food Security in Planet Forward at GW. December 2018.
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. October 2018.
This commentary in Academic Medicine by Anna Goshua and Jason Gomez describes the health threat of climate change, the lack of education in medical schools on this issue, and calls medical schools to address this gap between this current scenario and what is necessary. March 2021.
This article by Raj Fadadu in The Journal of Climate Change and Health demonstrates the need for comprehensive, longitudinal education on climate change and health for medical students and physicians. This includes impact on patients, vulnerable populations, treatment and patient education implications, and how to foster a resilient health system, among other key areas. March 2021.
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.
Are Medical Schools Addressing All Dimensions of Health? A Perspective from Philadelphia Medical Students
This feature by Genevieve Silva and Jeromy Gotschall describes the planetary health approach, how it applies to the city of their home institution of Philadelphia, and the need to apply it to medical curricula in a multidisciplinary fashion. September 14, 2020.
This article in HuffPost illustrates the impending transformative effects on health from climate change, and how medical schools need to address it. May 23, 2020.
Joining more than 50 schools nationwide, 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. May 4, 2020.
Anna Goshua demonstrates the impact climate change as the biggest public health threat of the 21st century and how this needs to be covered by medical school curricula. March 19, 2019.