We help our community stay informed by creating a database of relevant articles and discussing current literature on the intersections between climate and health. We also support members in initiating research projects, facilitating collaborations within our group, and connecting students to research mentors.

Climate Resources for Health Education (CRHE)

Are you interested in writing and publishing slides & cases on climate change and health? 

Join the Climate Resources for Health Education (CRHE) team! We develop expert reviewed climate-health slides and cases for medical schools to use to teach students about the impact of climate change on health. Learn more about our program and sign up as a writer or expert reviewer for our program here. Attendings, fellows, residents, medical students, and non-physicians scientists are welcome! 

Project Opportunities

Student Recruitment:

Impact of California Wildfire Events on Patient’s Undergoing Cancer Treatment:

Oncologists and researchers at the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the UCSF Department of Radiation Oncology are collaborating with national health organizations, community partners, and local organizations to perform a mixed methods
study analyzing delays and disruption of cancer care due to wildfires throughout California.
The project will use the National Cancer Database (NCDB) and is well suited for an epidemiology and biostatistics capstone project.
Time commitment: 12 months, 5-10 hrs/week

Contact Dr. Katie Lichter if interested:

Journal Club

  • We regularly host a virtual Journal Club on Climate and Health in collaboration with Health Care Without Harm! Join us to participate!
  • Upcoming Journal Clubs
    • Stay tuned for our next journal club update
  • If you’re interested in serving as a student representative for one of our upcoming journal clubs, please contact Donald, Raj, or Manolya Osman!

Research Mentors

Are you looking for research mentors to support your climate change and health related projects? Donald or Raj can help connect you with an MS4SF mentor that shares similar interests and/or is geographically close to you. 


Please refer HERE for the MS4SF-curated list of interesting journals, articles, and books featuring topics related to climate change and health. We are looking for members who are interested in reviewing the articles.

Check out the NIH Climate Change and Human Health Literature Portal here for more resources!

Research Co-Chairs

Raj Fadadu, MS, MS3


Raj Fadadu is now a third year medical student at the University of California, San Francisco after receiving his MS through the Joint Medical Program with the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health. He has a background in environmental health sciences research, with a focus on air pollution. As a Bay Area native, he is particularly interested in wildfires and how the resulting air pollution has a wide range of health effects. He has also worked with his institutions on integration of climate and health education into medical school curriculum and helped lead the first NorCal Symposium on Climate and Pandemic Resilience in Health Care. He is excited to connect with other students interested in climate and health research and applications for advocacy, education, and justice.

Twitter: @r_fadadu

Donald De Alwis, MS1

University of Maryland School of Medicine

Donald is a first year medical student at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) in Baltimore, MD. His undergraduate training was in Environmental Science and Public Health, and he has a research background in toxicology/environmental health. Donald is passionate about quantifying the health and economic costs of climate change, and prior to his arrival at UMSOM he spent time as a consulting research analyst for the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health. He is a founding member of the University of Maryland MS4SF chapter and is excited to help students find research opportunities at the climate-health nexus.

Twitter: @donald_dealwis

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