Elizabeth Gillespie, M.D.

Elizabeth Gillespie, M.D.

Denver Health hospitalist and University of Colorado School of Medicine assistant professor

Gillespie has developed a keen interest in the health effects of climate change, and has tried to understand the ideal role for health systems in climate change mitigation. She recently held a three-year leadership position representing the Society of General Internal Medicine on the steering committee for the Medical Consortium on Climate Change and Health, and in 2019 completed a two-year clinical research fellowship focused on climate change and health at University of Colorado School of Medicine. Gillespie is working toward a master’s in public health at Colorado School of Public Health, and in 2019 co-directed the medical school’s first elective on climate change advocacy. Gillespie recently received a Denver Health Pilot Award to study social determinants of health, high temperatures, and health outcomes in a retrospective analysis of the Denver Health patient population.

Collaborating to build resilient health care

Amidst the threat of future pandemics and climate change, learn why collaboration between hospitals, public health, and community are critical to addressing social determinants of health and fostering healthy and resilient communities. Experts will discuss: how to address inequities exposed by COVID-19 and climate change. neglected determinants of health, including clean air, safe water, and […]