Research

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

  • Are you a MS4 who matched into ENT this cycle? If so, congratulations! Please fill out this brief survey to help with an ongoing MS4SF research study that aims to evaluate the impact of virtual interviews on the carbon footprint of the residency application process. This study falls under MGB IRB Protocol #2021P000855 and you can reach out to our research team with any questions. A big thanks in advance and feel free to contact Mary Sun about this study.
  • Interested in writing an invited piece on the relationship between pediatric dermatology and climate change? Please contact Mary Sun as soon as possible, preferably with an academic writing sample, for more information and authorship details! We’re hoping to submit by mid-June and this should take no more than 4-5 hours.

Journal Club

Research Mentors

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

Resources

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.


Research Co-Chairs

Raj Fadadu, MS, MS3

UCSF

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. 

Raj.fadadu@ucsf.edu

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.

ddealwis@som.umaryland.edu

Twitter: @donald_dealwis

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