American College of Physicians (ACP)

Robert McLean, MD, MACP, FRCP, is the current Chair of the MSCCH Steering Committee. He is the Immediate Past-President of the American College of Physicians (ACP). He practices internal medicine and rheumatology in New Haven, Connecticut with Northeast Medical Group of Yale New Haven Health, where he also serves as a Medical Director. A graduate of Williams College and the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he completed his internal medicine residency and then a rheumatology fellowship at Yale. He is an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine. He has been involved in healthcare advocacy at the local and national level with the ACP for over 20 years. ACP, the largest specialty organization in the United States with over 159,000 members, released a high-profile policy paper on Global Climate Change and Health in 2016 which outlines climate change as a public health crisis needing our attention.

George M. Abraham, MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA, is Chief of Medicine at Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester, Massachusetts, a Professor of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and Adjunct Professor at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS). He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease. He is the Emeritus Chair of the Board of Governors and a Regent of the American College of Physicians. He served as the Governor of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP) from 2014-18 and as Chair of the Board of Governors from 2018-19.

Recently, he became the President of the ACP for the year 2021-22. He is the Chair Emeritus of the Infectious Disease Board of the American Board of Internal Medicine, which is tasked with certifying all subspecialists in the field of infectious disease. Dr. Abraham is Chair of the Board of Registration (Licensing) in Medicine, Massachusetts.

His research interests include hepatitis C and B disease, travel medicine and infection control, as well as medication safety and systems improvement. He has authored over 100 publications, abstracts and book chapters, and is an invited speaker at national and international meetings. Dr. Abraham earned his medical degrees from the Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, India, completed his residency and chief residency at Saint Vincent Hospital, and received his master’s degree in public health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R)

Justin Bishop, MD, MBA, MS, is the current Vice-Chair of the MSCCH Steering Committee. He is a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician born and raised out of Dallas, TX. Before ending back in Dallas and in medicine, he obtained a master’s degree in Marine Biology in Mississippi working on various ecological/evolution/phylogenetic projects relating to pre-/post-Katrina effects or overall Mississippi Basin fish population health. After moving back to Texas to complete some songbird research, Justin went on to obtain his MD and MBA in health organizational management back at Texas Tech University where he went for his previous undergraduate degree. He moved back to Dallas to finish up his residency training at Baylor Univ Medical Center Dallas. Justin has enjoyed his time advocating for patients while serving on multiple committees on the county, state, national level and takes great pride lobbying on the hill while serving as board member for the Texas Medical Association, American Medical Association Political Action Committee, and American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Sarah Hwang, MD, is board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She serves as the Director of the Women’s Health Rehabilitation Program at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab and is an Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Hwang is an active member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, serving on the Program Planning Committee and is a recent graduate of the Future Leaders Program. She has completed the Program for Academic Leadership through the Academy of Academic Physiatrists and is a member of the International Pelvic Pain Society.

The Medical Society Consortium on Climate & Health (MSCCH)

Mona Sarfaty, MD, MPH, FAAFP, is the Director of the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health, based within the Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University. The Consortium was established after several years of collaboration with medical societies to assess physician attitudes and experience regarding the health effects of climate change and to increase engagement of physicians and their associations on the issues of climate change, sustainability, and clean power. As a family medicine professor and physician for over 30 years, Dr. Sarfaty has engaged in research and teaching focused on primary care, cancer screening, and public policy, including the health effects of climate change. She has lectured at national and regional venues including medical societies, health plans, health departments, professional organizations, and government conferences, and has published articles and book chapters on climate change and health.

Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine (AIHM)

Tabatha Parker, ND, is a naturopathic physician who currently serves at the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM) as the Executive Director. Dr. Parker was named Physician of the Year in 2015 by the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) and Visionary of the Year by UTNE Reader in 2011. In 2015, she received an honorary degree from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) and was given the highest honor in naturopathy, “Magister Natura” from Spain for her work advancing the naturopathic profession globally.

Dr. Parker was founding co-chair of the Masters in Global Health at National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in Portland, OR, the first global health masters offered at a naturopathic medical school, and was previously faculty at Bastyr University California. She was interim co-secretary general of the World Naturopathic Federation, and worked with the World Health Organization on the WHO Benchmarks for Training in Naturopathy. She established and co-chaired the Global Health Committee of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians for over 10 years.

Mimi Guarneri, MD, ABIHM, is president of the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine (AIHM), and board-certified in cardiovascular disease, internal medicine, nuclear medicine, and integrative holistic medicine by the ABIHM. Dr. Guarneri is the founder and director of Guarneri Integrative Health, Inc. and Taylor Academy for Integrative Medicine Education and Research located at Pacific Pearl La Jolla in La Jolla, CA. Dr. Guarneri served cardiology fellowships at both New York University Medical Center and Scripps Clinic. She is a fellow member of the American College of Cardiology, Alpha Omega Alpha, and the American Medical Women’s Association. Dr. Guarneri founded the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine and served as Medical Director for 15 years.

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI)

Stuart L. Abramson, MD, PhD, AE-C, FAAAAI, is on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI), and will serve as an At-Large Director from 2020 to 2024. Dr. Abramson has worked as the Director of Allergy and Immunology Services at Shannon Clinic/Medical Center in San Angelo, Texas since 2011. Prior to this, he served as Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine where he had a faculty role training 79 fellows in allergy/immunology. He also directed the pediatric allergy/immunology clinic at Ben Taub Public Hospital in Houston for 20 years. Dr. Abramson completed his MD, PhD in immunology, and residency in pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, and his allergy/immunology fellowship at the National Institutes of Health. Over the years Dr. Abramson has developed a strong interest in education and has held positions on the Board of Directors for the American Board of Allergy and Immunology and for Certified Asthma Educators. He has chaired the Continuing Medical Education Committee for the Texas Medical Association (TMA) and served on the Accreditation Review Council for the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. He served as President of the Concho Valley County Medical Society for 2019 and currently serves on the TMA Board of Councilors.

American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)

Mary E. Maloney, MD, Professor of Medicine and Director of Dermatologic Surgery, received her B.A. degree from Connecticut College. Dr. Maloney pursued her medical degree at the University of Vermont, graduating in 1977. She trained in Internal Medicine at Hartford Hospital through 1979, and then completed her dermatology residency in 1982 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic. This was followed by a research fellowship at the University of California at San Francisco in 1982 and a fellowship in dermatologic surgery in 1983. Dr. Maloney was on the medical faculty at Dartmouth, and then at the University of Vermont before moving to the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in 1988 where she was promoted to Professor of Medicine and Director of Dermatological Surgery. She moved to UMass Memorial Health Care in 1999 where she is the Chair of the Department of Dermatology. Dr. Maloney is a past president of the Association of Academic Dermatologic Surgery and past secretary of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery. She is the author of ‘The Dermatologic Surgical Suite’, and has edited two textbooks, ‘Cutaneous Oncology’ and ‘Surgical Dermatopathology’, and has been very active in leadership activities in dermatology. As Director of Dermatologic Surgery, Dr. Maloney provides Mohs micrographic surgery for skin cancers and other surgical services to dermatological patients.

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)

Julie Wood, MD, FAAFP, is the Senior Vice President for Health of the Public and Interprofessional Activities at the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), a membership of about 125,000 physicians, where she previously served on its Board of Directors. She has oversight responsibilities for the public health, scientific, and research activities of the AAFP, as well as the AAFP’s relationships with other medical organizations in the United States and abroad. Through these relationships, Dr. Wood facilitates the continued development of family medicine and coordinates the AAFP’s international activities.

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Samantha Ahdoot, MD, FAAP, is a practicing pediatrician at Pediatric Associates of Alexandria and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Inova Campus. She graduated from Wesleyan University with a B.A. in English and earned her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in Pediatrics at Tufts Floating Hospital for Children. Sam serves as the Chair of Pediatrics at Inova Alexandria Hospital, and on the Board of the Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) as Environmental Champion. She is a member of the AAP Council on Environmental Health Executive Committee, and served as lead author on their Global Climate Change and Children’s Health Policy Statement and Technical Report, published in Pediatrics in November 2015. She is Chair and Founder of Virginia Clinicians for Climate Action.

American Association for Community Psychiatry (AACP)

David A. Pollack, MD, is Professor of Public Policy in the departments of Psychiatry, Family Medicine, and the Division of Management at Oregon Health and Science University. His activities include teaching, writing, and consulting on policy, systems, and health care leadership issues for local, state, and national organizations. Dr. Pollack has worked as a community and public psychiatrist in Oregon since 1973. He has written about and presented on many issues, including community psychiatry, health delivery systems, health care financing, mental health integration with primary care, disaster psychiatry, workforce development, ethical aspects of community mental health services, and climate change psychiatry. He has also been active in various capacities at the national level with the American Psychiatric Association and the American Association for Community Psychiatry.

American College of Emergency Physicians, CA

Marc Futernick, MD, FACEP, is a practicing emergency physician at California Hospital Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA. He graduated from medical school at Tulane University, School of Medicine in 1996, and completed residency at the University of California San Francisco, Fresno. Dr. Futernick is board certified in emergency medicine and is a current Director of California ACEP.
William E. Franklin, DO, MBA, FACEP, is a practicing emergency room physician at Mercy Hospitals in Bakersfield, CA. He is a board certified emergency room physician with teaching and leadership experience in multiple capacities. Dr. Franklin started his career in the United States Navy, before graduating from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1994. He completed his residency at the Emergency Medicine Residency of the Lehigh Valley, now St. Luke’s Hospital residency program in Bethlehem, PA. He currently serves as the EMS Medical Director for the Tule River Indian Healthcare EMS system in Porterville, CA, and is on the board of the California Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Dr. Franklin received an MBA with an emphasis in Healthcare Management in 2017 from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT, and is also affiliated with the Adventist Hospital in Tulare, CA and the University Medical Center in El Paso, TX.

American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM)

Amanda McKinney, MD, FACLM, FACOG, CPE, DipABLM, is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, and Lifestyle Medicine. She is also a Certified Physician Executive through the American Association of Physician Leadership and serves as the Founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Human and Planetary Health at Doane University. Through the Institute she develops and delivers Continuing Medical Education in Lifestyle Medicine as well as Planetary Health on edX, Harvard, and MIT’s massive open online course provider. The mission of Institute for Human and Planetary Health is to present the evidence that the dietary pattern that best preserves both human and planetary health is based on minimally processed, whole plant foods grown using sustainable and restorative agricultural practices and seeks to provide educational opportunities for those who want to restore human and planetary health, create resilient, healthy communities and help transform current policy that favors high-cost medical care, industrial agricultural and food production systems over people and the environment.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)

Nathaniel DeNicola, MD, MSHP, FACOG, is a board-certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist and Assistant Professor of Ob/Gyn at The George Washington University. He serves as the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ (ACOG), an organization of 58,000 members, environmental health expert and liaison to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Executive Council on Environmental Health. In this role, he has served ACOG as a national speaker on emerging environmental health trends. He has published scholarly articles on the interaction of toxic environmental exposures and reproductive health, and he sits on the ACOG Committee on Obstetrics Practice to guide new environmental health practice recommendations. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Leonard Davis Institute on Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania.

American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)

Ronda McCarthy, MD, MPH, FACOEM, is the National Medical Director for Concentra’s Medical Surveillance Services, chair of Concentra’s Regulatory, Testing, and Exam Medical Expert Panel and occupational medicine consultant for worksites in the Central Texas area. She directs the Disaster Management and Emergency Preparedness section for the Occupational Medicine residency program at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. McCarthy is board certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine in Occupational Medicine. She received her MD at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and completed occupational medicine training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. McCarthy served on the American College of Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) Task Force on Climate Change. This group of physicians with an interest in the impacts of climate change on human health authored an ACOEM guidance statement Responsibilities of the Occupational and Environmental Medicine Provider in the Treatment and Prevention of Climate Change-Related Health Problems. Current work includes ongoing efforts to bring awareness to the occupational medical community of the importance of the occupational medicine provider’s role in the identification, mitigation, and treatment of the health effects associated with climate change hazards.
William B. Perkison, MD, graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine in 1993. Dr. Perkison works in Houston, TX and specializes in Family Medicine and Occupational Medicine. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Perkison is a Member of Council on Policy Affairs and a Member of the Environmental Health section of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

American College of Osteopathic Internists (ACOI)

Samuel Snyder, DO, FACOI, is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Nephrology. He is a Fellow in the American College of Physicians, the American College of Osteopathic Internists and the American Society of Nephrology. Dr. Snyder is a Fellow of the Health Policy Fellowship at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has been on the faculty of Nova Southeastern University since 1995 and now serves as professor and chair of the Department of Internal Medicine in the Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine. He served as the program director of the osteopathic internal medicine residency at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach and serves on the Board of Directors of the American College of Osteopathic Internists (currently as Secretary-Treasurer), and the Residency Review Committee for Internal Medicine for the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education.

American College of Preventative Medicine (ACPM)

Katrina Rhodes, MD, MS, is a board-certified preventive medicine physician with strong clinical expertise, business acumen, strategic thinking, and understanding of global health policy, patient-centered health technology, and health care regulations. Dr. Rhodes has 12 years of combined industry (6 in FDA clinical review, Otsuka clinical trial medical monitoring, drug discovery research) and clinical (6 in patient care, clinical research) experience. She is currently the NMA Washington, D.C., Community Medicine & Public Health Section Chair, Council on Medical Legislation member, and Commission on Environmental Health member. Within the American Medical Association, Chicago, IL, Dr. Rhodes is Commission to End Health Care Disparities representative, Health Equity Task Force member, and Preventive Medicine Section Council representative.

American Geriatrics Society (AGS)

Diane Chau, MD, FACP, a board-certified geriatrician, has been providing care focused on older adults since 2002. This includes primary care, skilled nursing care at the Veteran Affairs Community Living Center, and work through the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly. Dr. Chau has a strong history in academic geriatrics and has been funded by the Health Resources & Services Administration since 2003 with multiple publications. Currently, Dr. Chau is an Associate Professor of Health Sciences Medicine at the University of California, San Diego where she is the Project Director for the Geriatric Education Center Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Project. She also has been an active AGS member serving on the AGS Board of Directors, President of the California AGS State Affiliate, and as an AGS Board Representative for the Council of State Affiliate Representatives.

American Medical Association (AMA)

Andrea Garcia, JD, MPH, is the Director of Science, Medicine, and Public Health at the American Medical Association (AMA). This department provides content expertise for the association, including the Board of Trustees and the House of Delegates, on issues related to drug policy, genomics and precision medicine, and selected topics in public health including: immunizations and infectious diseases, injury and violence prevention, and environmental science. She also serves as the Secretary for the AMA’s Council on Science and Public Health, which works to represent the AMA’s core belief that scientific evidence is the basis for improving the quality of patient care and enhancing the health of the public.

American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA)

Shahnaz Fatteh, MD, is Board Certified in Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology. She completed her Fellowship specialty training at The New York Hospital, Cornell University.  She attended Emory University in Atlanta, GA for her undergraduate studies and then Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA for medical school. Her internal medicine residency was completed at Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami, in Miami, FL. Dr. Fatteh has been in private practice since 1999. Dr. Fatteh is the President of South Florida American Medical Women’s Association and involved as the Regional Executive Fundraiser for National AMWA. She has also been involved with Indian Physicians of Florida since 1995 and is the current Secretary, and prior Treasurer, of the organization. She has been a member of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin. Dr. Fatteh is also a member of AAAAI, ACAAI, FAAIS. Her hospital affiliations include: Westside Regional Hospital, Plantation General Hospital, Memorial Regional Hospital, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Memorial Pembroke Hospital, Memorial West Hospital, Memorial Miramar Hospital, and Broward Health Medical Center. Dr. Fatteh specializes in all areas of Asthma and Allergy with a particular focus on Asthma, Chronic Sinusitis, Food Allergies, Eczema, and also Immune Deficiencies.
Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber, MD, FACP, FAMWA, has led efforts, with the IUNCOE in Women’s Health, to achieve the mission of improving the health of Indiana women with an outreach program, statewide collaborations, and influencing policy decisions. Professor of Clinical Medicine and Pediatrics at IU School of Medicine thru 2020, she has served in a number of leadership positions in health care organizations and medical organizations including the first Hispanic woman to serve as president, American Medical Women’s Association (2015-2016) and vice-chair of the American Medical Association Women’s Physician Section. She is an Inaugural Fellow of AMWA and recognized for outstanding achievements in science, medicine and academia. Dr. Rohr-Kirchgraber has been the recipient of numerous awards that include: IUPUI Outstanding Woman Leader Award, Indianapolis Monthly‘s “Top Doctors”, American Medical Association (AMA) Innovations in Medicine award, American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) “Exceptional Mentor” award, and IU Trustee Teaching Award. In 2017, she was named a Woman of Influence by the Indianapolis Business Journal.

An internist, her clinical expertise is caring for adults and adolescents with eating disorders, primary care for adults and adolescents especially those with chronic conditions including childhood cancer survivors. Her emphasis is on wellness and the prevention of disease. Dr. Rohr-Kirchgraber graduated from Weill Cornell Medicine and completed her residency in internal medicine at University Hospital of Cleveland Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Rohr-Kirchgraber is currently a Professor of Medicine at the University of Georgia.

American Psychiatric Association (APA)

Sharat Iyer, MD, MS, is an assistant professor of psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and is a consultation-liaison psychiatrist at Mount Sinai Queens. He completed his psychiatry training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia, completed the Columbia University Public Psychiatry Fellowship, and was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at UCLA. His work has included research and clinical care at the interface between medicine and psychiatry.
Maria Mirabela Bodic, MD, completed her medical school at the Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest, Romania, and her residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn NY. She is an alum of the Public Psychiatry Fellowship at Columbia University, where she is currently on faculty. She specializes in Emergency Psychiatry, with a particular focus of bringing recovery-oriented care and a trauma informed approach to acute care settings. She is using her interest in teaching and adult learning, and the interface between healthcare and technology, in her role at Maimonides Medical Center Residency Training Program. Mira is currently the president for the Brooklyn Psychiatric Society and an active member of the American Association of Community Psychiatry.

American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

David F. Chang, MD, is an executive committee member and past president of the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), the largest surgical sub-specialty society in ophthalmology. He is a past chair of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Cataract Preferred Practice Pattern Panel, which develops the national practice guidelines for cataract surgery. Dr. Chang currently co-chairs the ASCRS Foundation with a focus on global cataract blindness. He also co-chairs the Ophthalmic Instrument Cleaning & Sterilization joint task force (AAO/ASCRS/Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society), which developed specialty-specific instrument processing guidelines for ophthalmology. The task force recently completed a large survey on surgical waste and the carbon footprint of cataract surgery. A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School, Dr. Chang is a clinical professor of ophthalmology at the University of California, San Francisco, and in private practice in Los Altos, CA.

American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)

Barbara C. Erny, MD, is a board certified ophthalmologist. She currently serves as the ASCRS (American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery) Foundation Medical Liaison for International Programs. Dr. Erny’s mission is to foster collaboration and coordinate efforts of organizations committed to eliminating curable blindness in the developing world. A strong advocate for advancing environmental health, Dr. Erny spent many years on the Sutter Health Sustainability Committee. Currently she serves on the Physicians for Social Responsibility Environmental Health Committee, Steering Committee for the Medical Societies Consortium on Climate and Health, and she is a member of the Climate Action Working Group of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness. Dr. Erny is on the editorial board of the new online Journal of Climate Change and Health. She is devoted to coordinating efforts of Stanford and UCSF medical students and faculty to integrate climate change education into all levels of physician training.

American Telemedicine Association (ATA)

Peter Yellowlees, MD, MBBS, is the President of the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) Board of Directors and Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Vice-Chair of Faculty Development, UC Davis Health System. After completing his medical training in London, Dr. Yellowlees worked in Australia for twenty years before coming to UC Davis to continue his research in telemedicine and eHealth. Dr. Yellowlees has worked in public and private sectors, in academia, and in rural settings. He has consulted to governments and private sector companies in several countries and has received about $12 million in research grants. His main interests are in improving access to health and education services using information technologies.

Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP)

Marcalee Alexander, MD, is currently Clinical Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham, Alabama. Dr. Alexander co-authored the International Standards to document remaining Autonomic Functions after Spinal Cord Injury (ISAFSCI). She is a consultant with the Spalding-Harvard Spinal Cord Injury Model System and has conducted a substantial body of research documenting the effects of spinal cord injury on sexual response in women and men. Dr. Alexander is on the editorial boards of Spinal Cord, Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy and Sexuality and Disability. She is Past President of the American Spinal Injury Association and also Past Vice President representing North America for the International Spinal Cord Society.
Anita Lowe Taylor, MD, graduated summa cum laude from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in Integrative Physiology before earning her Doctorate of Medicine with a concentration in Community Health at Stanford School of Medicine. She completed her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Stanford, where she served as Chief Resident and Co-Chair of both the institution-wide Chief Resident Council and Housestaff Leadership Council, and was recognized with the Innovation and Forward Thinking Award for her work improving the environmental sustainability of outpatient clinics. She holds a certificate in Leadership from the Presidents Leadership Class and has published research on reducing healthcare waste to address climate change. She currently serves on the Public Policy Committee for the Academy of Academic Physiatrists and is an active member of the Montana Health Professionals for a Healthy Climate. In her free time, Dr. Lowe Taylor enjoys hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing, and skiing in Big Sky Country.

Endocrine Society   |   Maine Medical Association

Daniel Oppenheim, PhD, MD, is a clinical Endocrinologist at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine, a teaching hospital affiliated with Tufts University School of Medicine, where he is Associate Professor of Medicine. He has been a member of the Endocrine Society for more than 30 years, has served 2 terms on the Clinical Affairs Core Committee, and currently serves on the Advocacy and Public Outreach Core Committee. He has been a member of numerous Endocrine Society Task Forces and working groups. He believes that global climate change is one of the greatest existential threats to human survival, and that human health is being greatly impacted by this process. He has worked with Physicians for Social Responsibility at the local, state, and national levels to combat climate change. In 2000, he co-authored the first state-specific report on the health impacts of global climate change in Maine, “Death by Degrees”, as well as its update in 2015.

Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)

Regina LaRocque, MD, MPH, FIDSA, is an infectious disease physician-researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital. She received her medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine and a Master’s in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health. She completed her training in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and her fellowship in infectious diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital. She conducts research on diarrheal diseases and travel medicine. She is on staff at the Massachusetts General Hospital Division of Infectious Diseases and is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She serves on the Massachusetts General Hospital Sustainability Committee.

Medical Society of Delaware (MSD)

David P. Donohue, MD, MS, DipABLM, is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a diplomate of the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine. Since 2000, he has been practicing primary care internal medicine and is co-owner and Chief Medical Officer of Progressive Health of Delaware. He is a founder of the Lifestyle Medicine Network to benefit patients and lifestyle medicine providers and has chaired the American College of Lifestyle Medicine’s Provider Network since 2018. Launched in October 2020, he created to help people prevent and reverse the underlying cause of disease by promoting key steps to make an impact on their health and hosts the HealthRules podcast. He is also the creator of Health Challenge Delaware, a community-wide health improvement event held every October. Beginning in 2020, he was appointed chair of the Medical Society of Delaware Environmental Health Subcommittee based on his interest in climate change and its effects on health. His expertise is in devising better systems of health care delivery by employing lifestyle medicine and health information technology. He is passionate about using plant-based nutrition and sustainability medicine to achieve patient health, environmental health, and the quintuple aim in health care.

National Medical Association (NMA)

Winston Price, MD, FAAP, FACPE, is a board-certified pediatrician and a Past President of the National Medical Association (NMA). He received his MD training at the Weill-Cornell Medical Center and completed his residency at the NY Hospital-Sloan Kettering Medical Center. He is currently an assistant professor at the Medical College of Georgia in the pediatrics department. Dr. Price currently serves as the President and Chair for the National African American Drug Policy Coalition (NAADPC) and also serves as the Chair of the Southwest Georgia Area Health Education Center (SOWEGA-AHEC) which focuses its mission to recruit, train and retain a robust and highly qualified health workforce for 38 counties in SW GA. He focuses his technology efforts as Director of Health Information Technology for the W. Montague COBB/NMA Health Institute and is a board member of the Georgia State Medical Association. He has lectured locally and nationally on topics of health disparities, the NIH All of Us Research Program, climate change, clean water initiatives, vaccine disparities, and child abuse. Dr. Price also practices clinical pediatrics serving a SW population in Georgia with a focus on preventive care and health disparities.

Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM)

Caitlin Rublee, MD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin and faculty in the Institute for Health and Equity. She completed her MD and MPH degrees at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health followed by residency at the Ohio State University. She subsequently completed a Climate and Health Science Policy Fellowship at the University of Colorado. Dr. Rublee is the 2020-2021 chair for the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Climate Change and Health Interest Group and is on the Board of Directors for Wisconsin Health Professionals for Climate Action. Her main interests are in preparing health care facilities and developing emergency care systems to respond to extreme weather events.

Society for Pediatric Dermatology (SPD)

Sarah J. Coates, MD, is Pediatric Dermatology fellow at UCSF and a graduate of the UCSF Dermatology residency program. She received her BA in Government from the University of Texas, and her MD from Weill Cornell Medical College. She has a background in global health and has been working with partners in East Africa (Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda) since 2011 to improve dermatology care delivery in various capacities. From 2019-2020, she completed a Fogarty International Center Global Health Fellowship through the GloCal consortium. She has been active in raising awareness of the dermatologic consequences of climate change since 2016, and has a special interest in climate-sensitive infectious diseases. She is a core member of the American Academy of Dermatology’s Expert Resource Group on Climate Change and Environmental Issues, and a core member of the International Society of Dermatology’s Climate Change Committee. She is building a career in global health and pediatric dermatology, with areas of expertise that include infectious diseases, HIV dermatology, Kaposi Sarcoma, and climate-sensitive dermatoses.

Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM)

William G. Weppner, MD, MPH, FACP, is a Clinician-Educator and Co-Director of the Center of Education for Interprofessional Collaboration at the Boise VAMC. He received his MD and MPH at the University of Washington; he completed his training in primary care internal medicine at the University of Washington-Boise residency program, and a subsequent general internal medicine fellowship in health services and health policy. He is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine with the University of Washington, core faculty with the University of Washington-Boise Internal Medicine Residency and Continuity Clinic Director at the Boise VAMC. As a primary care provider and clinician-educator, he is an advocate of teaching trainees in primary care innovative methods of communicating and engaging patients in their care as part of the PACT model. As an educator and health services researcher, Dr. Weppner has published one book, multiple book chapters, and over 14 manuscripts on health care delivery and education appearing in journals such as JAMA, JAMA Internal Medicine, Academic Medicine, Journal of Graduate Medical Education and Diabetes Care. Raised in Idaho, he enjoys living in Boise and is lucky enough to be able to mountain bike and ski to and from work (weather permitting).