Speaker: Alan Abelsohn
Topic: Health Impacts
When: August 14, 2010
Event: Climate Change Conference 2010
Alan Abelsohn is Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, and an adjunct at the Centre for Environment at the University of Toronto. He joined Health Canada as physician-epidemiologist in the Air Quality Health Index program in March 2009.
He graduated from the University of Cape Town Medical School, studied Family Medicine at the University of Toronto, and obtained a Diploma in Environmental Health at McMaster University in 1997.
He is co-author of: “Addressing the health effects of climate change: Family physicians are key”, “A Curriculum in environmental health for family medicine” and “Urban sprawl and public health” for the Ontario College of Family Physicians; a series “Identifying and managing adverse environmental health effects” in the Canadian Medical Association Journal in 2002, and “Environmental public health tracking/surveillance in Canada: A commentary.” in Healthcare Policy 2009.
He teaches at the Centre for Environment, and has designed two distance education courses for the Centre: “Environment and Human Health” and “Climate Change and Human Health”.