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Dr. Sorensen, Cecilia

Director of the Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education at Columbia University

Cecilia Sorensen, MD is the Director of the Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education at Columbia University, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Columbia Irving Medical Center and Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University.

As a physician-investigator at the nexus of climate change and human health, translating research into policy, clinical action, and education to build resilience in vulnerable communities is the focus of her research. Her recent work has spanned domestic as well as international emergent health issues related to climate change, including, extreme heat, degraded air quality, extreme weather events, emerging infectious diseases, women’s health, and worker health.

Dr. Sorensen is a member of the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change and serves on the National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative for Decarbonization of the U.S. Health Sector.

She is the co-editor of the textbook Climate Change and Human Health: From Science to Practice.

All Sessions by Dr. Sorensen, Cecilia

LEGACY IN GLOBAL HEALTH SECURITY | 29 - 31 October, 2023