Patz Elected to National Academy of Medicine

Jonathan Patz, M.D., MPH, director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Global Health Institute, has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Medicine in recognition of his pioneering research on the connections between climate change and health.

Patz, the John P. Holton Chair of Health and the Environment with faculty appointments in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and the Department of Population Health Sciences, helped establish the study of climate and health, a topic that has emerged as a cornerstone of international conversations about the climate crisis.

Patz sees his election as another golden opportunity to share his work showing how climate change affects human health and how to improve both. Read the story on the Global Health Institute’s website and the National Academy news release.