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Get to know the experts whose vision and {definitionbot=disable}expertise created EcoHealth:

bio_jp_70x88Jonathan Patz, MD, MPH
Science Advisor and Project Leader

Jonathan Patz, MD, MPH, is Professor of Environmental Studies and Population Health Sciences and Director of Global Environmental Health at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a Professor in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Students and the Department of Population Health Sciences at the University of Wisconsin and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Affiliate Scientist of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).

He has served as co-chair for the health sector expert panel of the US National Assessment on Climate Variability and Change, convening lead author for the United Nations/World Bank Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, and lead author on several United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports and WHO monographs on climate change. He is President Elect of the International Association for Ecology and Health, co-editor for the journal, Ecohealth: Conservation Medicine and Ecosystem Sustainability, co-editor of the textbook, Ecosystem Change and Public Health: A Global Perspective (2001), and has written over 70 peer-reviewed papers addressing the health effects of global environmental change.

From 1996-2000, he was principal investigator for the largest U.S. multi-institutional study on climate change health risks and has briefed the U.S. Congress, administration, and federal agency leaders. His areas of research investigation include effects of climate change on heat waves, air pollution and water- and vector-borne diseases, as well as links between deforestation and malaria in the Amazon.

He has earned medical board certification in both Occupational/Environmental Medicine and Family Medicine and received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University and his Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from Johns Hopkins University. In 2005, he received an Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellows Award, and in 2006 the Zayed International Prize for the Environment.

bio_mls_70x88Marjorie L. Share, MLA
Educator, Producer, Writer, and Creative Director

Marjorie Share is perhaps best known as an innovative educator and writer, and a creative consultant to museums, universities, foundations and businesses. She is a noted expert on integrating traditional and new technologies to stimulate young people, engage teachers and make complex topics accessible to everyone.

As former director of education at the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), Ms. Share oversaw more than 200 educational projects for national and international distribution to schools, museums, cultural centers, universities, stores and homes. While at the Smithsonian, she initiated partnerships with corporations such as CBS Software, TIME, Fisher Price Toys, McDonald's, Apple, IBM, as well as government and cultural organizations in the U.S. and overseas. She has traveled worldwide, conducting workshops and seminars.

At the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Ms. Share served as education advisor to the founding director, and then as the first director of museum education.

Ms. Share is founder of ML SHARE Creative Solutions in Washington, D.C., which specializes in innovative interdisciplinary educational solutions and building strategic alliances between non-profit organizations and the private sector. Her award-winning books, curricula videos, exhibitions, games and public programs span topics that include the environment, health, science, history, and the arts. Projects related to this website include Animal Tracks, a children's book on the environment (National Wildlife Federation), and a national assessment of healthcare workers' training needs (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation).

Consultancies include the Rockefeller Foundation, Benton Foundation/C-Span, National Association of Broadcasters, California Museum of Science & Industry, National Trust for Historic Preservation, United States Information Agency, National Geographic Society, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund. Ms. Share has won awards for outstanding work from the Smithsonian Institution and Johns Hopkins University. She sits on several boards including the Johns Hopkins University School of Professional Studies in Business and Education.

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