Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Sarah Hsu is a fourth-year medical student at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
Motivated by the lack of medical curriculum about the health risks and disparities exacerbated by climate change, she founded Alpert Medical School’s Environmental Coalition in 2019, and designed the first 10-week pre-clerkship elective on “Climate Change and Health” for students at Brown. Passionate about climate communication, she is also the co-host of the new podcast “Code Green: The Climate Smart Health Professional.”
She received her degree in Sociology from Brown in 2017 and is working on a concurrent Master’s in Population Medicine. As part of her master’s thesis, she conducted and published the first ever waste audit of an U.S. Emergency Department. She was awarded the Stephanie Davis Waste Reduction and Pollution Prevention Award at CleanMed in 2019. She has spoken nationally on climate and health at the American Academy of Pediatricians, Student National Medical Association, and CleanMed. Her writing has been featured in Grist, World War Zero, Doximity, In-Training, and KevinMD. and is a 2021 Switzer Fellow.