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GeoHealth: The Impact of Climate Change on Health and Society


Wiley Science Talks webinar with AGU (American Geophysical Union)

Wednesday April 15, 2020. 11 a.m. ET (4 p.m. GMT)

The Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ) is pleased to provide ongoing training and support for new and seasoned health reporters. As part of our partnership with Wiley, we offer members access to an educational series of webinars called Wiley Science Talks. 

Ahead of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, Wiley and AGU will host a webinar on the emerging field of GeoHealth, which explores the intersections of the Earth and environmental sciences and health sciences. The webinar will focus on the effects of climate change on health and society. Journalists who attend this webinar will:

  • Walk away with a deeper understanding of the current climate change trends, how climate change affects individual and population health in the U.S. and abroad, and which populations are particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change.

  • Hear about research that explores how climate change will affect human health, and current efforts underway to develop protocols for communities to use in understanding these impacts.

  • Understand the most critical factors in climate change-driven health impacts and learn about emerging topics that are of interest to researchers and important for society.

  • Learn where to find information about current research, and established programs and resources in these areas.

The webinar will include time for questions and answers.

NOTE: Wiley Science Talks webinars are recorded for on-demand viewing.

Earth Day takes place on April 22, 2020 to raise awareness on climate change, drive positive outcomes for sustainability of our planet, and encourage ongoing support for environmental protection.


Wiley Science Talks webinars are complimentary to AHCJ members. Register for the webinar today!   

If you are not able to attend the live one-hour session, the webinars will be recorded for later viewing on the AHCJ website and on Wiley’s Science Talks YouTube channel.  

One of your AHCJ membership benefits is access to health science evidence on Wiley Online Library, including the Cochrane Library. Contact to get your access code. 


Wiley Science Talks – An Educational Webinar Series for Journalists  

Wiley Science Talks is an educational webinar series for journalists presented by Wiley in partnership with the World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ) and the Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ). These complimentary sessions are hosted by Wiley to provide journalists with on-going training in science topics of particular global importance.

About the Speakers

Gabriel Filippelli is a Professor of Earth Sciences and Director of the Center for Urban Health at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). He writes and teaches on a range of topics, including climate change, human health, and science policy. Professor Filippelli is Editor in Chief of GeoHealth, an Open Access AGU journal publishing high-quality original research articles and commentaries across the intersections of the Earth and Environmental Sciences and Health Sciences.

Susan Anenberg is an Associate Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health and of Global Health. She serves as the Director of the MPH concentration in Global Environmental Health. Dr. Anenberg studies the health implications of air pollution and climate change, from local to global scales.

About AGU

AGU ( is an international association of more than 60,000 advocates and experts in Earth and space science. Through our initiatives, such as mentoring, professional development and awards, AGU members uphold and foster an inclusive and diverse scientific community. AGU also hosts numerous conferences, including the largest international Earth and space science meeting as well as serving as the leading publisher of the highest quality journals. Fundamental to our mission since our founding in 1919 is to live our values, which we do through our net zero energy building in Washington, D.C. and making the scientific discoveries and research accessible and engaging to all to help protect society and prepare global citizens for the challenges and opportunities ahead.

About the GeoHealth journal
GeoHealth is a transdisciplinary, Gold Open Access AGU journal publishing high-quality original research articles and commentaries across the intersections of the Earth and environmental sciences and health sciences. 

About Wiley   

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