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Drought

Climate & Health 
Fellowship Projects 

Climate & Health Science Policy Fellowship

@ University of Colorado

 School of Medicine (CU) 

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Medical Student & Nurse Fellowship

​@ GCCHE

(The Global Consortium on Climate & Health Education)

Columbia Mailman School of Public Health

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Climate and Human Health Physician Fellowship 

@ Harvard

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Lancet Countdown Oceania Fellow

@ The University of Sydney

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Fellowship Leaders

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Fellowship Co-Founder

Jay Lemery, MD, FAWN

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Harvard Assistant Fellowship Director

Caleb Dresser, MD, MPH

​Harvard Fellow 2019-21 

  • Emergency Medicine Physician

  • Director, HealthCare Solutions at Harvard C Change

  • Assistant Director, Climate and Human Health Fellowship at Harvard​

  • ​​Climate MD program lead at the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

  • Instructor in Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School

  • LInk to bio

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University of Colorado Emeritus Fellowship Co-Director

Rosemary Rochford, PhD

  • ​​Professor Emeritus of Immunology & Microbiology

  • University of Colorado Anschutz School of Medicine

  • LInk to bio

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Director GCCHE

Ceci (Cecelia) Sorensen, MD

University of Colorado Fellow 2017-19

  • Emergency Medicine Physician

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

  • Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Columbia Irving Medical Center

  • Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University.

  • Link to bio 

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University of Colorado Fellowship

Co-Director

Bhar (Bhargavi) Chekuri, MD

University of Colorado Fellow 2021-22

  • ​​Family Medicine Physician

  • Co-director, Diploma in Climate Medicine

  • Assistant Professor, Family Medicine

  • Director, Continuing Medical Education

  • University of Colorado Anschutz School of Medicine

  • LInk to bio

Physician Fellowship  2018-2020
University of Colorado & Harvard 

 Please note that Cecelia Sorensen, MD (University of Colorado) &  Caleb Dresser, MD, MPH (Harvard) are listed above as they are part of our leadership team.

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Caitlin Rublee, MD, MPH

University of Colorado Fellow 2019-2020

  • Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine

  • University of Colorado and Colorado School of Public Health​

  • Link to bio 

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Hanna Linstadt, MD

University of Colorado Fellow 2020-2021

  • Emergency Medicine Physician

  • Mercy San Juan, Carmichael, CA​

  • Chairperson of the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine’s Climate Change and Health Interest Group.

Physician Fellowship  2021-2022
University of Colorado

 Please note that  Bhargavi Chekuri, MD (University of Colorado) is listed above as  part of our leadership team.

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Eric Balaban, MD 

  • General Internal Medicine

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine​

  • University of Pittsburgh, Department of Medicine ​

  • LinkedIn

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Emily Sbiroli, MD 

  • Emergency Medicine Physician

  • University of California

  • San Diego, Medical Center​

  • LinkedIn

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Beth (Elizabeth) Gillespie, MD

  • University of Colorado Fellow 2019-2020

  • Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine

  • University of Colorado and Colorado School of Public Health​

  • Link to bio 

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  • Emergency Medicine Physician & Faculty

  • University of Washington Medical Center - Northwest​

  • Advisor ClimateRx​

  • Link to bio

Fellowships  2022 - 2023
University of Colorado and Harvard Physician Fellows
and
GCCHE Nurse & Medical Student Fellows

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Rebecca Achey, MD

University of Colorado Fellow

  • Neurological Surgery Resident

  • Cleveland Clinic

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Gina Friel, DNP, CRNP-PC

​GCCHE Nursing Fellow

  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner​​

  • Global Nurses Working Group, Director​

  • Link to bio

  • LInkedIn

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University of Colorado Fellow 

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Erika Strickler

GCCHE Medical Student Fellow

  • Family Medicine Resident

  • UNM School of Medicine

  • Link to Bio

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Katharine Weber, MD

University of Colorado Fellow

  • Emergency Medicine Physician

  • Rochester Regional Health

  • LinkedIn

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Lizzy (Elizabeth) Auld, MD

​University of Colorado Fellow

  • Emergency Medicine Physician

  • Cascade Emergency Physicians & Multicare Auburn Medical Center, Seattle, WA

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​Harvard Fellow 2022-23

  • Emergency Medicine Physician

  • ​Public Health Medical Consultant for the South Australian Department for Health and Wellbeing​

  • Link to Bio

  • LInkedIn

Ali Saad

University of Colorado Fellow

  • Neurologist

  • Affiliate Faculty, University of Colorado

  • Climate & Health Policy Advocate, Centura Health, Denver, CO​

  • LinkedIn / Twitter 

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Tess Wiskel, MD

Harvard Fellow 2022-24

Fellowships  2023 - 2024
University of Colorado, Harvard & Lancet Oceana Physician Fellows
and
GCCHE Nurse & Medical Student Fellows

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Tara Benesch, MD

University of Colorado Fellow

  • Emergency Medicine Physician

  • Adventist Health, Ukiah, CA​

  • LinkedIn

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Anne Getzin, MD

​University of Colorado Fellow

  • ​Family Medicine and Obstetrics

  • ​Aurora Family Medicine, Milwaukee, WI​

  • LinkedIn

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Gayle Kouklis, MD

University of Colorado Fellow 

  • Emergency Medicine Physician

  • Faculty at UCSF Fresno, community ER work at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center​

  • LinkedIn

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University of Colorado Fellow

  • ​Internal Medicine Pediatric Specialist

  • University of Pittsburg Medical Center​

  • LinkedIn

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James Sullivan

GCCHE Medical Student Fellow 

  • Medical Student

  • Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine​

  • LInkedIn

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Michelle DePhillips, DNP

GCCHE Nursing Fellow

  • Nurse 

  • Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Delaware​

  • LinkedIn

Cat

​Harvard Fellow 2022-23

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Alexandra Perkins, MD

University of Colorado Fellow

  • Pediatric Physician

  • Seattle Children's Hospital

  • Founder of Pediatricians for Climate Action​

  • LinkedIn

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LaToya Storr, MBBS

Harvard Fellow 2022-24

  • Emergency Medicine Specialist,

  • Rand Memorial Hospital on the island of Grand Bahama in the Bahama​

  • Link to bio

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Aditya Vyas, MD

Oceana Lancet Fellow 2023-24

  • Emergency Medicine Physician

  • University of Sydney

  •  Curtin University​

  • LinkedIn

Fellowship Leaders - option 2

Jay Lemery MD, FACEP, FAWN

Fellowship

Co-Founder

  • Professor of Emergency Medicine

  • Director, Climate & Heath Program University of Colorado

  • Co-Author Enviromedics

  • First Endowed Chair in Climate Medicine

  • Link to bio

Ceci (Cecelia) Sorensen, MD

Director GCCHE
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University of Colorado Fellow 2017-19

  • Emergency Medicine Physician

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

  • Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Columbia Irving Medical Center

  • Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University.

  • Link to bio 

Caleb Dresser, MD, MPH

Harvard Assistant Fellowship Director 

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Harvard Fellow 2019-21

  • Emergency Medicine Physician

  • Director, HealthCare Solutions at Harvard C Change

  • Assistant Director, Climate and Human Health Fellowship at Harvard​

  • ​​Climate MD program lead at the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

  • Instructor in Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School

  • LInk to bio

Bhar (Bhargavi) Chekuri, MD

University of Colorado Fellowship
Co-Director
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University of Colorado Fellow 2021-22

  • Family Medicine Physician

  • Co-director, Diploma in Climate Medicine

  • Assistant Professor, Family Medicine

  • Director, Continuing Medical Education

  • University of Colorado Anschutz School of Medicine

  • LInk to bio

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Rosemary Rochford, PhD

Univeristy of Colorado Emeritus Co Director
  • ​​Family Medicine Physician

  • Co-director, Diploma in Climate Medicine

  • Assistant Professor, Family Medicine

  • Director, Continuing Medical Education

  • University of Colorado Anschutz School of Medicine

  • LInk to bio

Fellowship Leaders - option 3

Jay Lemery MD, FACEP, FAWN

Fellowship

Co-Founder

  • Professor of Emergency Medicine

  • Director, Climate & Heath Program University of Colorado

  • Co-Author Enviromedics

  • First Endowed Chair in Climate Medicine

  • Link to bio

Ceci (Cecelia) Sorensen, MD

Director GCCHE
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University of Colorado Fellow 2017-19

  • Emergency Medicine Physician

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

  • Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Columbia Irving Medical Center

  • Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University.

  • Link to bio 

Caleb Dresser, MD, MPH

Harvard Assistant Fellowship Director 

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Harvard Fellow 2019-21

  • Emergency Medicine Physician

  • Director, HealthCare Solutions at Harvard C Change

  • Assistant Director, Climate and Human Health Fellowship at Harvard​

  • ​​Climate MD program lead at the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

  • Instructor in Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School

  • LInk to bio

Bhar (Bhargavi) Chekuri, MD

University of Colorado Fellowship Co-Director
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University of Colorado Fellow 2021-22

  • Family Medicine Physician

  • Co-director, Diploma in Climate Medicine

  • Assistant Professor, Family Medicine

  • Director, Continuing Medical Education

  • University of Colorado Anschutz School of Medicine

  • LInk to bio

Rosemary Rochford, PhD

University of Colorado
Emeritus Co- Director
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  • ​​Family Medicine Physician

  • Co-director, Diploma in Climate Medicine

  • Assistant Professor, Family Medicine

  • Director, Continuing Medical Education

  • University of Colorado Anschutz School of Medicine

  • LInk to bio

Fellowship  Leadership - currently on the website (want to update)

Physician Fellowship  2018-2020

Physician Fellowship  2021-2022
University of Colorado

Fellowships  2022 - 2023
CU and Harvard Physician Fellows
GCCHE Nurse & Medical Student Fellows

Fellowships  2023 - 24
CU, Harvard, Lancet Oceana  Physician Fellows
GCCHE Nurse & Medical Student Fellows

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