As general pediatricians whose intention is to promote health and wellness in children and youth, we witness the direct and indirect health effects of increasing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The climate crisis looms as an existential threat to humans and many other species. Due to their size, metabolism, developmental stages, and behaviors, children, particularly those living in poverty and in racial/ethnic minority communities, disproportionately suffer from climate change-related health problems …
Post Author: Sandra H. Jee, MD, MPH
Sandra H. Jee is a board-certified pediatrician and professor of pediatrics at the Center for Community Health and Prevention at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. She graduated from Yale College, completed her medical degree with distinction in research at the University of Rochester, her pediatric residency at New York University and the University of Michigan, and earned a master’s degree in public health and a pediatric health services research fellowship from the University of Michigan. Additionally, she completed a fellowship in integrative medicine at the Andrew Weill Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona and received training in pediatric environmental health through the New York State Children’s Environmental Health Scholars Program. Currently, she serves as the director of the Finger Lakes Children’s Environmental Health Center in Rochester, NY. This center is part of the first statewide network for Children’s Environmental Health Centers, collaborating with academic and community partners to provide education and outreach on children’s environmental health priority areas, including climate change.
Sandra has authored and co-authored several papers, including “Promoting Sustainability Practices in the Outpatient Pediatric Setting,” “Let’s Stop the Pain: A Trauma-Informed Care Approach to Pediatric Vaccination,” and “Addressing Health and Wellness for At-Risk Urban Youth: A Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Study to Assess Environmental Health Concerns.”
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