Jay Lemery, MD, Is Associate Professor Of Emergency Medicine At The University Of Colorado School Of Medicine, Chief Of The Section Of Wilderness And Environmental Medicine, And An Affiliate Faculty Member Of The Colorado School Of Public Health. He Is A Past-President Of The Wilderness Medical Society And Has Provided Medical Direction To Health Care Providers Operating At Both Poles, Most Recently Serving As The EMS Medical Director For The U.S. Antarctic Program.
Dr. Lemery has expertise in austere and remote medical care, as well as the effects of climate change on human health. He serves as a consultant for the Climate and Health Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and sits on the National Academy of Medicine’s (IOM) Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine. He is currently the Medical Director for the National Science Foundation’s Polar Research program, supporting science in the circumpolar north.
Dr. Lemery serves as Associate Director for the University of Colorado’s Consortium on Climate Change & Health. He is co-Editor of Global Climate Change and Human Heath: From Science to Practice (2015), and an advisor to the organization Climate for Health (ecoAmerica), the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication, and the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health.
He also holds academic appointments at the Harvard School of Public Health (FXB Center), where he is a contributing editor for its Journal, Health and Human Rights, and was Guest Editor for the June 2014 edition on ‘Climate Justice.’ Dr. Lemery is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.