Executive Director, Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health
George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication
Chevy Chase, MD
Mona Sarfaty, MD MPH FAAFP, is the founding Director of the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health based within the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication. She is a family medicine physician and public health doctor who has engaged in teaching, research, and advocacy for over 30 years. As an academic faculty member with expertise in primary care, preventive services, and health policy, she lectured at national & regional venues including medical societies, health plans, health departments, professional organizations, & government conferences. In the middle of her career she worked as a Senior Health Policy Advisor for the U.S. Senate Health Committee for 7 years where she planned hearings, wrote legislation, negotiated policy, and met with constituents. She is the author of widely circulated guides and publications, including many peer reviewed articles and two book chapters on climate change and health. She founded the Consortium in 2016 after several years of collaboration with medical societies to assess physician experience with the health effects of climate change, and their attitudes and interest in engaging on the problem. She received her MD from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, her MPH from George Washington University, and her BA from Harvard University.
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Friday, October 4
2:35 PM – 3:00 PM