Jonathan Patz elected to National Academy of Medicine

October 22, 2019

Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies faculty member Jonathan Patz, M.D., MPH, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine in recognition of his research into the connections between climate change and human health. Patz, who is The John P. Holton Chair of Health and the Environment as well as the director of the Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has been transformative in establishing the study of climate and health, serving as lead author for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change — which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore. Patz has also testified on climate change and health in both houses of Congress and in state legislatures, and served recently on a committee of the Presidential Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. To learn more about Patz’s pioneering research read the Global Health Institute’s story. Read the full story on Patz’s election to the National Academy of Medicine here.