Jonathan Patz
Prof. Jonathan Patz

Director, Global Health Institute

Professor of Environmental Studies & Population Health Sciences
Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1710 University Ave, Room 258
Madison, WI 53726 USA
608-262-4775 tel
608-265-4113 fax

Jonathan Patz, MD, MPH, is a Professor & Director of the Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He Co-chaired the health expert panel of the US National Assessment on Climate Change and was a Convening Lead Author for the United Nations/World Bank Millennium Ecosystem Assessment.  For over 15 years, Dr. Patz has been a lead author for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (or IPCC) – the organization that shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore.
He is Founding President of the International Association for Ecology and Health and a past co-editor of the association’s journal EcoHealth.  He has written over 90 peer-reviewed papers, a textbook, and co-edited a 5-volume Encyclopedia of Environmental Health addressing the health effects of global environmental change. He has been invited to brief both houses of Congress, served on several scientific committees of the National Academy of Sciences, and served on science advisory boards for both CDC and EPA.  In addition to his sharing in the 2007 Nobel Prize, Dr. Patz received an Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellows Award in 2005, shared the Zayed International Prize for the Environment in 2006, and earned the distinction of becoming a UW-Madison Romnes Faculty Fellow in 2009.
He has earned medical board certification in both Occupational/Environmental Medicine and Family Medicine and received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University (1987) and his Master of Public Health degree (1992) from Johns Hopkins University.

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Global Health

Population Health - Patz page


Article in UW School of Medicine and Public Health’s Quarterly magazine

Article in Spring 2009 UW Foundation Insights

TOPIC – Climate Change

• August, 2012, presentation on Climate Change and Health to the UW Bascom Hill Society

News coverage of our health study on low-carbon transportation for the Midwest region

With the Dalai Lama, Oct. 2011

Formal Congressional Hearing  (My intro and presentation at 18 min., 15 seconds. I also answered questions 1 hr, 13 min)

Lecture at Univ. Washington (2010)

Informal Congressional Briefing via EESI

Informal Congressional Briefing via AMS

TOPIC -- Ecology and Disease: "One Health"

Distinguished lecture series, UC Davis

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