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Jonathan Patz

Jonathan Patz

Expert on health effects of global climate change, land use change and deforestation; health co-benefits of energy policy

Professor & director, global environmental health Nelson Institute of Environmental Studies Work: 608-262-4775 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Environmental epidemiology of climate change
  • Global environmental change and disease emergence
  • Energy, built urban environments and health impact assessment


  • President, International Association for Ecology and Health
  • Past co-chair, Health Expert Panel of the U.S. National Assessment on Climate Change
  • Shared 2007 Nobel Peace Prize as a lead author of United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  • Shared Zayed International Prize for the Environment, 2006
  • Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellow Award, 2005
  • UW-Madison Romnes Faculty Fellow, 2009
  • Wrote more than 90 peer-reviewed papers and a textbook addressing the health effects of global environmental change
  • Invited to brief both houses of Congress, and served on several scientific committees of the National Academy of Sciences