Event Details


International Executive Roundtable featuring Jay Lemery, Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine

| 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Kaela Kalabany

Tuesday, November 7, 2023
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm (MT)
Click to RSVP
1475 Lawrence Street (CU Denver Business School) 4th floor, Room BUS-4500
Registration limited to the first 40 participants

Program Overview
In this presentation, Dr. Lemery will dive into the stress that our ecosystems are now under and how it is affecting the widescale human suffering. He will examine the record heat exposures, flooding episodes, wildfires, hurricanes, and forced displacement that are increasingly exacerbating health disparities, predominantly in our most vulnerable populations. Finally, Dr. Lemery will highlight the need for resilient healthcare systems and credible, knowledgeable and effective health leaders to understand the health risks and help advance smart health policy.

Jay Lemery, MD
Jay Lemery, MD, is the Climate & Health Foundation Endowed Chair in Climate Medicine, and Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He serves as the Chief of the Section of Wilderness and Environmental Medicine, and faculty in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the Colorado School of Public Health. Dr. Lemery was a past-president of the Wilderness Medical Society.

Dr. Lemery has expertise in austere and remote medical care, as well as the effects of climate change on human health. At the University of Colorado, Dr. Lemery co-founded the Climate & Health Program, based at the School of Medicine. In partnership with the Climate & Health Foundation and CU faculty, he inaugurated the nation’s first graduate medical education climate & health science policy fellowship for physicians in 2017, in partnership with numerous federal agencies and nonprofits. In fall 2022, the program launched the ‘Diploma in Climate Medicine’ for healthcare providers, the first of its kind at a School of Medicine, offering a distinction for expertise and leadership in this novel field.

In 2017, Dr Lemery co-authored ‘Enviromedics: The Impact of Climate Change on Human Health.’ Prior to that, co-edited ‘Global Climate Change and Human Health: From Science to Practice’, now in its second edition. Dr. Lemery was a technical contributor to the 13 U.S. Federal Agency, ‘Fourth National Climate Assessment’ (2018), and co-author on the landmark New England Journal of Medicine study on Excess Mortality in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. From 2011-2016, he was a consultant for the Climate and Health Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dr. Lemery is currently the Medical Director for the National Science Foundation’s Polar Research program and Associate Element Scientist of the Exploration Medical Capability Element of NASA’s Human Research Program. From 2014-2016, he was the EMS Medical Director for the United States Antarctic Program. He is a Fellow at the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (FXB Center), where he is a contributing editor for its Journal, ‘Health and Human Rights,’ and was Guest Editor for the special edition on ‘Climate Justice.’

Dr. Lemery is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and in 2021, was elected to the National Academy of Medicine.

International Executive Roundtables and CU Denver’s IIB
International Executive Roundtables are hosted by CU Denver’s Institute for International Business (IIB) with support from the Carole Ann Jemal-Gibson and Greg Gibson Fund. CU Denver’s IIB is one of 16 Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) in the United States, a prestigious designation awarded by the US Department of Education.

International Executive Roundtables are free to attend. Lunch will be provided. We expect this lecture to be fully subscribed. To secure your space, please register early. You will receive an email confirming your registration.

Please RSVP using this link by November 3, 2023.

Parking and Light Rail Information
Parking is available at Writer’s Square Garage for $20. The entrance to this garage is at 1587 Lawrence Street. It is on the left-hand side of Lawrence Street in between 15th and 16th street. Look for green signage with white lettering that reads “Parking”. Click here for the address. Street parking is also available at any of the meters. The CU Denver Business School is also easily accessible via light rail – get off at the Colorado Convention Center or Union Station stops and walk the few blocks to the school.

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