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Climate Collaborative Members 2021-2023

 

Steering Committee

 

Victor Dzau, MD, Co-Chair | National Academy of Medicine
Rachel L. Levine, MD, Co-Chair | U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
George Barrett, MBA, Co-Chair | Cardinal Health (former)
Andrew Witty, Co-Chair | UnitedHealth Group
Greg A. Adams
| Kaiser Permanente
Aaron “Ari” Bernstein, MD, MPH
| The Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Don Berwick, MD, MPP | Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Gary Cohen | Health Care Without Harm
Chester “Chip” Davis, Jr., JD | The Healthcare Distribution Alliance
Elizabeth “Liz” Fowler, JD | Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
James L. Madara, MD | American Medical Association
Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN | National League for Nursing
Michelle McMurry-Heath, MD, PhD | Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)
Rick Pollack, MPA | American Hospital Association
David Skorton, MD | Association of American Medical Colleges
Greg Smith | Medtronic
Walt Vernon, MBA, JD, LLM | Mazzetti and Sextant Foundation

Working Groups

 

Health Care Supply Chain and Infrastructure

Michelle McMurry-Heath, MD, PhD, Working Group Co-Lead | Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)
Chester “Chip” Davis, Jr., JD, Working Group Co-Lead | Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA)
Greg Smith, Working Group Co-Lead | Medtronic
John Balbus, MD, MPH | Office of Climate Change and Health Equity, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Stanley M. Bergman | Henry Schein, Inc.
Marc N. Casper, MBA | Thermo Fisher Scientific
Jacqueline Corrigan-Curay, JD, MD | Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Anne McDonald Pritchett, PhD | Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)
Nazneen Rahman, MD, PhD | AstraZeneca and Sustainable Medicines Partnership
Brian Tyler, PhD | McKesson Corporation
Lewis “Lou” Von Thaer, | Battelle
Christopher L. White, JD | Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed)
Sarah Wills, JD | Cardinal Health
 

Health Professional Education and Communication

David Skorton, MD, Working Group Co-Lead | Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN, Working Group Co-Lead | National League for Nursing
Aaron “Ari” Bernstein, MD, MPH, Working Group Co-Lead | The Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Raymond Baxter, MBA, PhD | BCBS Foundation of California (former) and The Roundtable on Population Health Improvement, NASEM
Georges Benjamin, MD | American Public Health Association (APHA)
Patrick Breysse, PhD, CIH | National Center of Environmental Health and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
Cheryl Holder, MD | Florida International University and Florida Clinicians for Climate Action
Shaneeta Johnson, MD, MBA, FACS, FASMBS, ABOM | Morehouse School of Medicine, Satcher Health Leadership Institute, and National Medical Association
Steven L. Kanter, MD | Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC)
Edward Maibach, MPH, PhD | George Mason Center for Climate Change Communication 
Jonathan Patz, MD, MPH | University of Wisconsin-Madison
Teddie Potter, PhD, MS | University of Minnesota School of Nursing
Renee N. Salas, MD, MPH, MS | Harvard Chan C-CHANGE, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Harvard Medical School
Mona Sarfaty, MD, MPH, FAAFP | Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health 
Natasha Sood, MPH | Medical Students for a Sustainable Future
Cecilia Sorensen, MD | Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education, Columbia University

 

Health Care Delivery

Greg A. Adams, Working Group Co-Lead | Kaiser Permanente
Rick Pollack, MPA, Working Group Co-Lead |
James L. Madara, MD, Working Group Co-Lead | American Medical Association
Claire Brindis, DrPh | University of California, San Francisco
Doris Browne, MD, MPH | National Medical Association (former)
Kathy Gerwig, MBA | Health Care Without Harm
David Grossman, MD, MPH and John Vu, MPH | Kaiser Permanente
Michelle Hood, MHA and Mark Howell, JD | American Hospital Association
Robert McLean, MD | Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health and Northeast Medical Group of Yale New Haven Health
Kathy Regan, RPh, JD | The Commonwealth Fund
Terri Scannell, MBA | Vizient, Inc.
Jodi Sherman, MD | Yale University/Yale-New Haven Health System
Bruce Siegel, MD, MPH | America’s Essential Hospitals
Hardeep Singh, MD, MPH | Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine
Jeff Thompson, MD | Gundersen Health System (former)
Walt Vernon, MBA, JD, LLM | Mazzetti and Sextant Foundation

 

Policy, Financing, Metrics

Don Berwick, MD, MPP, Working Group Co-Lead | Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Elizabeth “Liz” Fowler, JD, Working Group Co-Lead | Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
John Balbus, | Office of Climate Change and Health Equity, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
David Blumenthal, MD, MPP | The Commonwealth Fund
Claire Brindis, DrPh | University of California, San Francisco
Doris Browne, MD, MPH | National Medical Association (former)
Kathy Gerwig, MBA | Health Care Without Harm
Michelle Hood, MHA | American Hospital Association
Joe McCannon | Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Michelle McMurry-Heath, MD, PhD | Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)
Jonathan Patz, MD, MPH | University of Wisconsin-Madison
Nazneen Rahman, MD, PhD | AstraZeneca and Sustainable Medicines Partnership
Renee N. Salas, MD, MPH, MS | Harvard Chan C-CHANGE, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Harvard Medical School
Terri Scannell, MBA | Vizient, Inc.
Jodi Sherman, MD | Yale University/Yale-New Haven Health System
Hardeep Singh, MD, MPH | Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine
Jeff Thompson, MD | Gundersen Health System (former)
Walt Vernon, MBA, JD, LLM | Mazzetti and Sextant Foundation
John Vu, MPH | Kaiser Permanente

The Action Collaborative serves as a neutral platform through which to facilitate dialog and discussion among representatives from multiple sectors around topics of mutual interest and concern. Individual participating members of the Climate Collaborative have disclosed any perceived or actual interests (financial, organizational, professional, or personal in nature) relevant to the activities of the Action Collaborative. Summaries of relevant interests reported can be found here.

 

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