Quality Forum 2022: Plenary Presentation – Courtney Howard
Date: October 12, 2022
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Emergency Physician & Clinical Associate Professor
Courtney is an Emergency Physician in Yellowknife and a Clinical Associate Professor in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary.
Working with Doctors Without Borders on a children’s malnutrition project in Djibouti, she learned that one of the devastating forecasts of climate change is malnutrition. After returning to Canada’s North she heard her mostly Indigenous patients relate how the rapidly-changing landscape was wreaking havoc on their wellbeing. She is now a globally-recognized expert on the impacts of climate change on health and in the broader emerging field of planetary health.