Health Care Pollution: Balancing Patient Safety and Public Health (Day of Data Spring Series)

Free but register in advance
Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Dr. Jodi Sherman is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at Yale School of Medicine, an Associate Professor of Epidemiology in Environmental Health Sciences at the Yale School of Public Health, and the Medical Director of Sustainability for Yale New Haven Health. At YSPH, she also serves as the founding director of the Program on Healthcare Environmental Sustainability of the Yale Center for Climate Change and Health. Dr. Sherman is an internationally recognized researcher in the emerging field of sustainability in healthcare.

Her research interest is in life cycle assessment (LCA) of environmental emissions, human health impacts, and economic impacts of drugs, devices, clinical care pathways, and health systems. Her work seeks to establish sustainability metrics, paired with health outcomes and costs, to help guide clinical decision-making, professional behaviors, and public policy toward more ecologically sustainable practices to improve the quality, safety and value of clinical care. Dr. Sherman routinely collaborates with environmental engineers, epidemiologists, toxicologists, health economists, health administrators, health professionals, and sustainability professionals.

Dr. Sherman’s use of sustainability metrics in healthcare, along with the sheer diversity of the data inputs she uses, will be a delightful talk relevant to contemporary issues in public health, the climate crisis, sustainability, and patient safety.

The Day of Data Spring Discussion Series is an annual follow-up to the year’s Day of Data, providing an opportunity to continue data conversations at the University. This spring (2021), we are delighted to present Zoom-based talks and panels related to data infrastructure.