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Expert Brings Public Health into Climate Change

As a former director at California's public health agency and now a leader at the Public Health Institute, an Oakland nonprofit, Linda Rudolph has devoted herself to figuring out how state and local governments should handle the health risks of a warmer planet – heatstroke, respiratory diseases, even scarcer nutritious food.  For her efforts, Rudolph, 62, of Oakland was among 11 national experts on the subject honored by the White House last month.  

Temperatures are intensifying. Sea levels are climbing. Wildfires are spreading.

None of this is news to Dr. Linda Rudolph, a Bay Area expert on climate change. What worries her most, however, are the human health disasters that global warming may end up unleashing.

As a former director at California’s public health agency and now a leader at the Public Health Institute, an Oakland nonprofit, Rudolph has devoted herself to figuring out how state and local governments should handle the health risks of a warmer planet – heatstroke, respiratory diseases, even scarcer nutritious food.

For her efforts, Rudolph, 62, of Oakland was among 11 national experts on the subject honored by the White House last month.

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Originally published by San Francisco Chronicle


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