Lisa Patel, MD, FAAP – Climate Change and Health Task Force Co-Chair

Lisa Patel received her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from Stanford University, a Master’s in Environmental Sciences from the Yale School of Forestry, and her medical degree from Johns Hopkins University.  She completed her residency in pediatrics at UCSF.  She was a Presidential Management Fellow for the Environmental Protection Agency, coordinating the US Government’s efforts on clean air and safe drinking water projects in South Asia in collaboration with the World Health Organization. She is previously the co-chair for the American Academy of Pediatrics Advocacy Committee, California Chapter 1 (AAP-CA1) and in her time helped launch the inaugural Advocating for Children Together conference for Northern California that is now a yearly occurrence. She co-founded the Climate and Health task force for AAP-CA1, and is the Advocacy and Policy Lead for the Sean Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research where she focuses her efforts on climate change and health. She serves on the Executive Committee for the AAP’s national Council on Environmental Health.  She is also the rotation director for the pediatric resident’s Community Pediatrics and Child Advocacy Rotation.