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NIH Climate Change and Health Seminar: Health Consequences of Climate Change With a Lens on Social Determinants of Health

April 26, 2023 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (ET)

Virtual Event

Attend the next NIH Climate Change and Health Initiative seminar featuring NINR-hosted Climate and Health Scholar Patrice Nicholas, DNSc, MPH, MS, RN, NP-C, FAAN, Distinguished Teaching Professor and Director Center for Climate Change, Climate Justice, and Health MGH Institute of Health Professions. 


Patrice Nicholas, DNSc., is a teaching professor and director of the MGH Institute of Health Profession’s Center for Climate Change, Climate Justice, and Health and co-director for Policy and Advocacy at the MGH Center for the Environment and Health. Nicholas' scholarship and research efforts have focused on global health issues, HIV/AIDS care, research, and symptom management, quality of life in chronic illness, and climate change, climate justice, and health. She has published research and policy papers in these areas and has been funded as a Fulbright Senior Scholar in South Africa at the University of KwaZulu-Nata for a research and teaching award, focusing on adherence to HIV and TB medications. Nicholas has also received a Doctor of Humane Letters degree Honoris Causa from her alma mater, Fitchburg State University, and has been inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. Nicholas has also served as director of Global Health and Academic Partnerships at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where she also co-led the efforts in their successful American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet journey. She has received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing at Fitchburg State University, a Master of Science in Nursing degree, and a Doctor of Nursing Science degree at Boston University.

The NIH Climate Change and Health Seminar Series presents webinars from different NIH Institutes and Centers highlighting work in the field of climate change, while promoting transdisciplinary discussion and collaboration in this concerted effort against an extreme threat to health. 

Individuals with disabilities who need accommodation to participate in this event should contact Kerri Voelker at 919-794-4710 or TTY users should contact the Federal TTY Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Requests for closed captioning should be made at least 5 business days in advance of the event.