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Climate & Health Science Policy Fellowship

@ University of Colorado

 School of Medicine (CU) 

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Medical Student & Nurse Fellowship


(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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Climate & Health Fellowships

In 2017, we partnered with the University of Colorado to establish the nation's inaugural Graduate Medical Education (GME) fellowship in Climate & Health Science Policy. We aimed to equip healthcare professionals with the skills and knowledge to become adept climate and health leaders across clinical, basic science, and policy contexts. Today, we are proud to support up to five physician fellows each year from the University of Colorado from a range of medical specialties, demonstrating the success of our program and partnership. ​


We have expanded our fellowship support to include programs from these prestigious institutions:  ​


Medical student and nursing fellowships from the Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education (GCCHE) from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.  They created the 1-year intensive Climate and Health Education Student Fellowship to educate and empower the next generation of health professions students to become global climate and health leaders and communicators in their respective fields and within interdisciplinary collaborations.  


Physician Fellowship in Climate Change & Human Health, offered through a collaboration between Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Chan C-CHANGE, and other centers at Harvard. This fellowship trains physicians to become leaders in climate change and human health research, education, communication, and advocacy.


Physician Fellowship at Lancet Countdown Oceania at The University of Sydney. ​​

Meet  Our Fellows

 Fellowship Accomplishments

National Academy of Medicine (NAM)

Fellowship Director, Jay Lemery, MD, the Climate & Health Science Policy Fellowship Director, became a National Academy of Medicine member in October 2021. Dr. Lemery is the author of Enviromedics: The Impact of Climate Change on Human Health and senior editor of the seminal textbook in the field, Global Climate Change and Human Health: From Science to Practice (2nd Ed). Dr Lemery was named the first Endowed Chair in Climate Medicine in 2022.

Former fellow, Caitlin Rublee, MD, MPH is a 2022-23 National Academy of Medicine Fellow representing the American Board of Emergency Medicine. 

University of Colorado School of Medicine

Former fellow, Caitlin Rublee, MD, MPH is the Assistant Climate & Health Science Policy Fellowship Director.


Former fellow, Bhar (Bhargavi) Chekuri, MD, MPH is the Climate and Health Program, Director of Continuing Medical Education, and an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine.

Former fellow, Beth Gillespie, MD is the Director, Undergraduate Medical Education and Course Director, Climate Change & Health IDPT 8059.

GGCHE at Columbia University

Former fellow, Cecilia Sorensen, MD, is the director of the Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education (GCCHE) at Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, a program focused on uniting health professional training institutions, health societies, and regional health organizations to create a global climate-ready health sector, prepared to mobilize and lead health promotion and response in the era of climate change, while restoring the health of the planet. 

Harvard University

Former fellow, Caleb Dresser, MD, MPH is Assistant Director of the Fellowship in Climate and Human Health, and is affiliated with the Harvard FXB Center for Health and Human Rights and the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.  Learn more.

University of Washington

Former fellow Stefan Wheat, MD is an emergency physician and faculty in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Washington. With the Center for Health and the GlobalEnvironment (CHanGE) at the University of Washington, Dr. Wheat works to understand the scope of the health threats posed by climate change, promote healthcare system adaptation and emergency preparedness, and inform policies to keep people safe in a rapidly changing world. His work has included founding ClimateRx, a seamless tool designed to help health professionals to connect with patients and colleagues on how we can respond to the health risks of climate change, and the development of Climate Resources for Health Education (CRHE), a global health professional-led initiative that aims to provide free, publicly accessible, evidence-based resources to accelerate the incorporation of climate change and planetary health information into educational curriculum.

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