Climate Change and EM 05: COVID-19 and Climate Change

Current Status
Not Enrolled
Get Started

Course Credit: 2 hours

COVID-19 has posed an unprecedented challenge to health care systems. How do we adapt and reallocate resources when confronted by a widespread and a novel threat? There are many parallels that can be made between the global response to COVID-19 and the challenges we will face as we mitigate and adapt to the health impacts of climate change. Here we will explore how such threats are not mutually exclusive and, as we have seen in 2020, how climate change can make the response to other health threats like COVID-19 exponentially more complex and vice versa.

Curriculum: Module 5 of 10

Reading Material
NEJM: The climate crisis and COVID-19 — A major threat to the pandemic response
BMJ: Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic provide a blueprint for the climate emergency
Nature Climate Change: Compound climate risks in the COVID-19 pandemic
Science Advances: Air pollution and COVID-19 mortality in the United States: Strengths and limitations of an ecological regression analysis
Nature Reviews: The COVID-19 lockdowns: a window into the Earth System 

Climate Change and EM Team

  • Lead Author: Caitlin Rublee, MD, MPH
  • Secondary Authors: Catharina Giudice, MD; Katelyn Moretti, MD, MS; Kyle Martin, DO, MA, MPH; Andrew Musits, MD, MS
  • Contributors: Joseph Leanza, MD; Christine Baek; Nikhil Ranadive, MD, MS
  • ALiEMU Graphic Designer: Christopher Nash, MD
  • ALiEMU Peer Reviewer: Michelle Lin, MD
  • Sponsor: Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Curriculum design consultant: Simiao Li-Sauerwine, MD, MSCR with the ALiEM Education Research Lab and Incubator (ERLI)

Leave a Reply