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Cindy Parker, MD, MPH

Baltimore, Maryland
Speaker Topic: Climate Change
Medical Specialty: Preventive Medicine, Public Health
PSR Affiliation: Member, National Board
Professional Affiliation: Vice Chair, Environmental Health Committee, American College of Preventive Medicine; Board of Directors member, Chesapeake Climate Action Network
School Affiliation: Co-director, Program on Global Sustainability and Health at Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Director, Global Environmental Change and Sustainability Major/minor at Johns Hopkins University; Associate Director Environment, Energy, Sustainability and Health Institute at JHU; Vice Chair, Environmental Health Committee, American College of Preventive Medicine; Board of Directors member, Chesapeake Climate Action Network

Areas of Expertise:

  • global warming
  • climate change
  • sustainability
  • energy
  • energy scarcity
  • peak petroleum
  • environment and conflict
  • global environmental health 
Media Experience: Television, Radio, Writing (editorials, op-eds), Public Speaking

Publications:

Parker, Cindy and Tidwell, Mike. Going to jail for the environment. Op-Ed in the Baltimore Sun, August 22, 2011.

Parker C and Shapiro S. 2008. Climate Chaos: Your Health at Risk: What You Can Do to Protect Yourself and Your Family. Praeger Publishers: Westport, CT.

Schwartz B, Parker C, Glass T, Hu H. 2006. Global Environmental Change: What Can Health Care Providers and the Environmental Health Community Do About It Now? Environmental Health Perspectives, 114(12):1807-1812.

Parker, Cindy and Tidwell, Mike. We can do something about fierce weather. Special to the Baltimore Sun, Sunday Perspective Section. October 12, 2003.

DuBois, Gwen and Parker, Cindy. Let’s rid the world of nuclear weapons. Op-Ed in the Baltimore Sun, August 6, 2002.

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Parker is on the faculty at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she co-directs the Program on Global Sustainability and Health engaged in education, policy work, practice, and research on the health impacts of climate change, peak petroleum, and global sustainability.  She also directs the undergraduate major in Global Environmental Change and Sustainability and is the Associate Director of the Environment, Energy, Sustainability and Health Institute at Johns Hopkins University. As part of her work to educate the public and policy makers about the health effects of global climate change, she is a frequent speaker on the topic and recently co-authored the book Climate Chaos: Your Health at Risk published by Praeger.

Dr. Parker received her MD from the University of Arizona and her Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is board certified in Public Health and General Preventive Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine where she is Vice Chair of the Environmental Health Committee. She also serves on the National Board of Directors for Physicians for Social Responsibility and the Board of Directors for the Chesapeake Climate Action Network.

To request Dr. Parker as a speaker, please email psrnatl@psr.org or call 202-667-4260.

Climate Chaos

Your Health at Risk; What You Can Do to Protect Yourself and Your Family

By Cindy Parker, MD, MPH and Steven M. Shapiro, PhD

Among climate change’s harmful effects, damage to our health and well-being will be among the most pronounced. Scientists around the world now agree that climate change is occurring and largely is the result of human activity, so now the debate is about just how harmful climate change will be and what are the best ways to stop it.

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