Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School
Dr. Jonathan Slutzman is an Instructor in Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an attending physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. He holds a BSE, with honors, in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Princeton University, an Intern Engineer certificate from the State of New York, and an MD with distinction in disaster medicine from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Prior to a career in medicine, Dr. Slutzman was a consulting environmental engineer, completing projects in a variety of areas within environmental, health, and safety assessment. These included industrial facility audits, commercial and industrial site assessments, environmental life-cycle impact assessments, and disaster management exercises. He has published and presented work on medicine and nuclear war, suburban flood hydrology, healthcare cost modeling, and environmental life-cycle assessment of healthcare processes. His academic focus is on the costs, both financial and environmental, of healthcare.
Climate change increases the frequency and severity of extreme weather events such as hurricanes, flooding, heat waves, and wildfires. As the 2018 Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change outlines, these events pose grave threats to both health and health systems. Thoughtful and proactive preparation of our hospital systems will improve health and save lives […]
Pollution is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality, globally responsible for 9 million premature deaths annually. While the health care sector is itself a major emitter of environmental pollutants, many examples have shown that reducing pollution can improve both public health and the triple bottom line of the health service sector. Many examples exist […]