EMG-Health | Episode 102
This week, Jonathan’s guest is Jonathan Samet, Dean of the Colorado School of Public Health, Aurora, Colorado, USA, and a Professor of Epidemiology, Environmental, and Occupational Health. In this episode, Samet discusses the impact of climate change on healthcare, particularly with regard to the links between pollutants and respiratory conditions. Samet considers how incidences of cancers and respiratory diseases will increase as a consequence of climate change, and how this could impact the practice of clinicians.
Jonathan Samet is Dean of the Colorado School of Public Health, and a Professor of Epidemiology, Environmental, and Occupational Health. His research focuses on the health risks of inhaled pollutants, as well as investigating the risks of active and passive smoking, and exploring the occurrence and causes of respiratory diseases and cancers. Dr Samet has chaired committees for the National Research Council and National Academy of Medicine. Throughout his career, Dr Samet has championed initiatives in global health, with particular focus on air pollution, the prevention of chronic disease, and tobacco control.