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Lauren Zajac, MD, MPH

New York, New York
Speaker Topic: Climate Change, Nuclear Weapons
PSR Affiliation: Member, National Board
School Affiliation: Resident- Social Pediatrics, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY

Areas of Expertise:

  • Climate Change
  • Pediatric Environmental Health
  • Social justice
  • Medical student activism
  • Global/international health
  • Environmental justice
  • Activism

Why PSR?

I became involved with PSR during my first year of medical school because I was impressed by it’s dedication to environmental health advocacy and peace work. The health/medical voice is a crucial part of the current environmental and peace movement, and PSR does a wonderful job with education, outreach, and policy work. I have continued to be part of PSR (and will continue to be part of PSR throughout my career) because I strongly support their vision and actions.

Biographical Sketch

Lauren Zajac is a resident in Social Pediatrics at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY and an active member of the NYC chapter. While she was in medical school, she served as the National Student Representative to the PSR Board of Directors and helped organize several student campaigns and conferences. She also was involved with IPPNW and local environmental health campaigns. Prior to her career in medicine, Lauren earned an MPH and worked as an environmental health advocate in Michigan.

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

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Publications:

Zajac L, Sprecher E, Landrigan P, Trasande L. A systematic review of US state environmental legislation and regulation with regards to the prevention of neurodevelopmental disabilities and asthma. Environmental Health. 2009 Mar; 8(9): online. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 19323818.

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