Jay Lemery, MD

Jay Lemery, MD

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine Chief Section of Wilderness and Environmental Medicine, ​​​University of Colorado School of Medicine

Dr. Jay Lemery attended Dartmouth Medical School and was chief resident in Emergency Medicine at NYU/Bellevue. He currently holds academic appointments at the Weill Cornell Medical College and the Harvard School of Public Health where he is a Contributing Editor for its Journal Health and Human Rights. Academic interests include the effects of climate change on health and wilderness medicine education.
Dr. Lemery is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and is the Section Chief of Wilderness and Environmental Medicine in the Department of Emergency Medicine. He is the immediate Past President of the Wilderness Medical Society and a consultant for the Climate and Health Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He sits on the Institute of Medicine’s Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine and currently serves as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He is a Co-Editor for the book Global Climate Change and Human Heath (Jossey Bass), to press in 2015. From 2005-2012, he was the Director of Cornell Wilderness Medicine.
In 2014, Dr. Lemery became the EMS Medical Director for the United States Antarctic Program.

(E-4) Climate Change and Emergency Medicine: A Specialty on the Frontline

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Climate change presents broad ethical and practical challenges for the house of medicine. Those of us in health care walk a difficult line as we contribute substantial greenhouse gas emissions through our clinical practice environments while also witnessing the adverse health impacts from climate change. Emergency departments sit on the frontline as emergency medicine is […]

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Climate Resilience Networking Lunch

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Enjoy a networking lunch with leaders in health care climate resilience. Presenters from CleanMed conference sessions on all aspects of resilience, from hospital infrastructure to emergency preparedness to community projects, will give 3-minute descriptions of their upcoming sessions, expertise and most exciting work, and then you get to eat and network with them and like-minded […]