Current Fellows
Environmental Challenges

Christopher Lemon

Bloomberg Fellow

Christopher joined the Johns Hopkins Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine as an Assistant Professor in late 2021, with a specific focus on the intersection of climate change and health. His firsthand experiences on the frontlines of community emergency medicine during the COVID-19 pandemic led him to recognize two important conclusions: 1) COVID-19 served as a foreboding preview of the climate-related disasters we may face in an uncertain future, and 2) there is much more we can do to prepare our society and healthcare system for these emerging threats. 

The Johns Hopkins Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine remains dedicated to its original mission, which encompasses excellence in teaching and research, as well as the provision of quality care for all patients, regardless of their ability to pay. Within the department, the emergency department serves as the always-accessible "front door" to the hospital for many patients in the local community of inner-city Baltimore. As an academic teaching institution, learners actively participate in patient care at the bedside, gaining firsthand exposure to the multifaceted determinants of human health, including the impact of the environment. 

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