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Webinar: Climate Change and its Disproportionate Impacts on Communities of Color

January 16, 2024
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Join us at our upcoming 'Climate Change and its Disproportionate Impacts on Communities of Color' Webinar on Monday, April 15, 2024.Climate Change webinar graphic

Markus Boos, MD, PhD, will lead a discussion on the health impacts of the climate crisis, with a special focus on disparities. 

All are welcome; physicians, advanced practitioners, nurses, medical students, members of the public. 

Sponsored by the UW Department of Dermatology and the UW School of Medicine Planetary Health Interest Group. 

Discussion Topics

  • Disproportionate impacts of climate change on communities of color
  • Atopic dermatitis (eczema) connections to climate change

Event Details & Registration

Monday, April 15, 2024 
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. PT

This webinar is free and open to the public. For any questions, please email Sonya Ahuja ( or Jenny Nathans (

Click the link below to register to attend. After registering, you will be emailed a unique Zoom link to join the event.  


*Attendees are welcome to ask questions during the event. 

Webinar Speaker

Markus Boos, MD, PhDMarkus Boos, MD, PhD

Markus Boos, MD, PhD, (he, him, his) is an attending pediatric dermatologist at Seattle Children's Hospital, an Associate Professor in the UW Department of Pediatrics, and Clinical Adjunct Professor in the UW Department of Dermatology at the UW School of Medicine. Dr. Boos serves as the Director of the UW Department of Dermatology Residency Training Program. He is an advocate for climate/environmental health as it relates to children's health.

Dr. Boos has written and contributed to several articles on climate change:

Event Coordinators

Sonya Ahuja

Sonya Ahuja (she, her, hers) is an MD Candidate at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Spokane, Wash. She is currently a Post-Sophomore Fellow in the UW Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology.  

Jenny Nathans

Jenny Nathans (she, her, hers) is an MD/PhD Candidate at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She is currently a graduate student in the UW Department of Genome Sciences.

About the Planetary Health Interest Group

The Planetary Health Interest Group at the University of Washington is an interdisciplinary group focused on the consequences of extreme weather and climate change on human health. The group aims to increase community and medical professional awareness of diseases that are rising in prevalence, and to discuss what we can do to manage our risk. Group members work with communities and medical professionals to learn how to get involved in advocacy, such as how to petition elected officials for movement on meaningful legislation in this realm.

For more information on this group, how to join, and for updates on future events, please fill out this form, or email Jenny Nathans ( or Sonya Ahuja ( directly.

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