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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
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, PhD | Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Andrea Garcia, JD, MPH | American Medical Association
David Grossman, MD, MPH | Kaiser Permanente
Michelle Hood, MHA | American Hospital Association
Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN | National League for Nursing
Jonathan B. Perlin, MD, PHD | The Joint Commission
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

The Health Care Supply Chain and Infrastructure Working Group is focused on reducing the climate footprint of the health care supply chain and strengthening its resilience by sharing best practices and advancing innovation in product manufacturing, packaging, and distribution.

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
Kara Brooks, MS | American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE)/American Hospital Association
Ginny Cassidy | Medtronic
Jacqueline Corrigan-Curay, JD, MD & Matt DeFina, MPH |
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Philip Dahlin, MPH & Jed Richardson, MBA |
Johnson & Johnson
Matthew J. Eckelman, PhD |
Northeastern University
Jennifer Ervin, MBA |
The Resource Group
Elizabeth Gallenagh, JD & Nicolette Louissaint, MBA, PhD |
Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA)
Thomas Kaufman | United Therapeutics Corporation
Susan Lorenz-Fisher | AmerisourceBergen
Anne McDonald Pritchett, PhD |
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)
Allison Neale, MPP & Margaret Watt
| Henry Schein, Inc.
Paul G. Parker & Meron Mathias | Thermo Fisher Scientific
Nazneen Rahman, MD, PhD
| AstraZeneca and Sustainable Medicines Partnership
Terri Scannell, MBA |
Vizient
Dan Scher, MBA |
Medxcel
Mike Schiller |
Association for Health Care Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM)/American Hospital Association
Renata Scofield |
GlaxoSmithKline
Tamra Spielvogel, MPP | BIO
Robert ter Kuile | McKesson Corporation
Lewis “Lou” Von Thaer & Mike Janus | Battelle
Christopher L. White, JD & Abby Pratt | Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed)
Megan Maltenfort | Cardinal Health
 

Health Professional Education and Communication

The Health Professional Education and Communication Working Group is focused on empowering health workers and learners to better advocate for decarbonizing health care through education and communication that emphasize the health and equity benefits of climate actions.

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
Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN, Working Group Co-Lead | National League for Nursing
David Skorton, MD, Working Group Co-Lead | Association of American Medical Colleges
Raymond Baxter, MBA, PhD | BCBS Foundation of California (former) and The Roundtable on Population Health Improvement, NASEM
Georges Benjamin, MD | American Public Health Association
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
Karly Hampshire | Planetary Health Report Card and UC San Francisco
Cheryl Holder, MD | Florida International University and Florida Clinicians for Climate Action
Katie Huffling, DNP, RN, CNM, FAAN | Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments
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 International
Jay Lemery, MD | University of Colorado
Edward Maibach, MPH, PhD
| George Mason Center for Climate Change Communication 
Thomas J. Nasca, MD, MACP | Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
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
Nicholas Stine, MD | CommonSpirit
Erika Strickler |
University of California, Irvine
Alison Whelan, MD
| Association of American Medical Colleges

 

Health Care Delivery

The Health Care Delivery Working Group is focused on scaling energy efficient, sustainable, and equitable health care operations and practices, including reducing unnecessary and carbon-intensive health care services.

Andrea Garcia, JD, MPH, Working Group Co-Lead | American Medical Association
David Grossman, MD, MPH,
Working Group Co-Lead | Kaiser Permanente
Michelle Hood, MHA,
Working Group Co-Lead  | American Hospital Association
Claire Brindis
, DrPh | University of California, San Francisco
Doris Browne, MD, MPH | National Medical Association (former)
Lee Fleisher, MD & Lauren Oviatt | Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Kathy Gerwig, MBA
| Health Care Without Harm
Mark Howell, JD | American Hospital Association
Kedar Mate, MD & Bhargavi Sampath, MPH | Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Robert McLean, MD | Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health and Northeast Medical Group of Yale New Haven Health
David Meyers, MD & Brent Sandmeyer, MPH | Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Kathy Regan
, RPh, JD | The Commonwealth Fund
Terri Scannell, MBA | Vizient, Inc.
Elizabeth “Beth” Schenk | Providence St. Joseph Health
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
John Vu, MPH | Kaiser Permanente

 

Policy, Financing, and Metrics

The Policy, Financing, and Metrics Working Group is focused on identifying policies, regulations, metrics, financing, and payment structures to support health sector decarbonization and resilience.

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
Jonathan B. Perlin, MD, PhD, Working Group Co-Lead | The Joint Commission
Alexis Ahlstrom, MPH
| UnitedHealth Group
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
George Barrett, MBA | Former Chairman and CEO, Cardinal Health
Eric Berzon |
Kaiser Permanente
David Blumenthal, MD, MPP
| The Commonwealth Fund
Claire Brindis, DrPh | University of California, San Francisco
Doris Browne, MD, MPH | National Medical Association (former)
Christopher Chen, MD, MBA | Washington State Health Care Authority
Matthew J. Eckelman, PhD | Northeastern University
Kathy Gerwig
, MBA | Health Care Without Harm
Michelle Hood, MHA & Mark Howell, JD | American Hospital Association
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)
Brian Tyler, PhD & Kelvin Baggett, MPH, MBA | McKesson Corporation
Jon Utech, MBA, MS |
Cleveland Clinic
Walt Vernon
, MBA, JD, LLM | Mazzetti and Sextant Foundation

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.

 

For more information, contact us at ClimateandHealth@nas.edu


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