Professor and Global Health Institute Director Jonathan Patz, MD, MPH, was well along in his research linking climate change to health when he arrived at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2004—then everything took off.
“My research and science accelerated when I hit UW-Madison,” says Patz, who has faculty appointments in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and the Department of Population Health Sciences in the School of Medicine and Public Health. “I found myself coming into a university with a culture of collaboration and a breadth of faculty expertise that could come to bear in addressing climate change as a health crisis.”
Patz’s pioneering work has been recognized with a 2020-2021 Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) Named Professorship for distinguished research contributions of the UW-Madison faculty. He is among eight faculty who received the 2021-22 awards that honor those who have made major contributions to the advancement of knowledge, primarily through their research endeavors, but also as a result of their teaching and service activities. The award is supported by the UW-Madison Office of the Vice Chancellor for Reseach and Graduate Eduction with funding from WARF.