by Phyllis Theermann December 3, 2018 Air family Harvard Medical School health Infectious Disease Massachusetts General Hospital Partners Health Care U.S. Health Care Climate Council
Sustainable Wellesley is pleased to announce that Dr. Regina LaRocque will be joining the Leadership Team.
Dr. LaRocque, MD MPH, is on staff at the Massachusetts General Hospital Division of Infectious Diseases and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She has been working in the field of infectious disease for 15 years and has seen first hand the connection between climate change, respiratory problems and the spread of infectious diseases around the globe.
Dr. LaRocque often represents Partners HealthCare urging state lawmakers to invest in clean energy with clear facts on how it will have significant health benefits for citizens of the state.
LaRocque has been active in Sustainable Wellesley’s activities, and is a member of Wellesley’s Natural Resources Commission.
We are grateful she has joined the leadership team and can offer her science based background and expertise on how climate change is impacting human health and the spread of infectious diseases.
Please welcome us in welcoming Dr. LaRocque.
by Phyllis Theermann February 26, 2018 Boston University Climate harvard health Infectious Disease Mass General Hospital Newon
Two important events discussing our health are coming up.
Wellesley Natural Resources Commissioner and resident, as well as MGH Infectious Disease Physician and Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School Dr. Regina Larocque will be part of a panel discussion: Climate & Health: The Challenges Ahead.
Topics will include the impact of climate change on infectious disease and the health benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy. Other panelists include Dr. Brita Lundberg, infectious diseases physician, moderator and Dr. Jonathan Levy, Boston University School of Public Health. This event takes place on Monday, March 19, 2018 7:00 pm in the Druker Auditorium, at the Newton Free Library. It is part of Green Newton’s Greening Our Community Series and is free and open to the public.