“Nature Contact: A Public Health Strategy” by Howard Frumkin

Howard Frumkin - Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington School of Public Health

Howard Frumkin, MD, DrPH, is Professor of Environmental  and Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Washington School of Public Health in Seattle, where until recently he was Dean.  Previously he was Director of CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health.  He is nationally recognized for his research, writing, and teaching on the human health dimensions of climate change, urban design, sustainability, and nature contact.

In this talk, Frumkin will review current evidence on the beneficial effects of nature contact for human health and well-being, discuss how this body of science is evolving, and relate it to larger sustainability considerations.

This talk is co-sponsored by the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability and the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning. Please RSVP here.


Friday, October 21, 9:30-11:00 am
Wrigley Hall, Room 481