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Climate Change and Public Health: Emergency Preparedness Infrastructure Issues

July 28, 2020

Watch the recording here.

See the presentation slides here.

Speakers:

Scott Buchle, Director, Life Lion LLC, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Scott Buchle serves as director of the Life Lion EMS program operated by Penn State’s Hershey Medical Center. Life Lion EMS is a 24/7 emergency medical service operating throughout south central Pennsylvania that provides 911 response to the local municipalities and non-emergency transportation for the Penn State Health system. Scott has a master’s in health care administration from Penn State University and is a licensed EMT/P. Previously he was Director of Medical Operations for South Central Emergency Medical Services.

 

Heidi Kunka, Energy Program Specialist, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

Heidi Kunka works as an Energy Program Specialist for the PA Department of Environmental Protection assisting in managing all aspects of the Pennsylvania Climate Change Act, including the Climate Impacts Assessment, Climate Action Plan, annual greenhouse gas inventory, and Climate Change Advisory Council.. Heidi oversees Pennsylvania's Local Government Climate Action Assistance Program, which partners with PA universities & colleges to match a student with each participating local government, so they can be assisted in the process of developing greenhouse gas inventories and climate action plans. She holds a master in environmental pollution control from Penn State University and a B.S. in environmental science from Muhlenberg College. Prior to her work with the DEP, she was Community Director for the US Green Building Council, Central Pennsylvania.

 

Christian Martin-Gill, Chief, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Dr. Martin-Gill serves as the Chief of the Division of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and is the Program Director of the EMS Fellowship at UPMC. He was previously the Associate Program Director of the EMS Fellowship for 9 years. He also serves as the Associate Medical Director for both the STAT MedEvac critical care transport service and UPMC Prehospital Care. His programmatic and research interests include the integration of EMS and hospital systems for management of acute care conditions, prehospital evidence-based guidelines, and identification of critical illness in the prehospital environment. Dr. Martin-Gill is board certified in Emergency Medicine and the subspecialty of Emergency Medical Services. He received his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and holds a master’s of public health from the University of Pittsburgh.

 

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