AMERICAN CLIMATE LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

AMBITION. RESTORATION. JUSTICE

Wael
Al-Delaimy, MD, PhD
Professor
University of California San Diego
About Wael Al-Delaimy, MD, PhD

Dr. Al-Delaimy is a multidisciplinary epidemiologist with a medical background and interest in the epidemiology of chronic diseases and the environment. He practiced medicine in his native Iraq and then Jordan between 1991-1995 before finishing his PhD from Otago University in New Zealand in 2000. He was a Research Fellow and Research associate at Harvard School of Public Health between 2000-2004, a scientist with the International Agency for Research on Cancer in 2003, and a faculty member at UCSD since 2004 as an Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor. His global research activities are in non-communicable diseases, including mental health, climate change, health policy, tobacco, ethics and human rights, and refugee health. He is also involved in academic and research development in the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa. He recently led with colleagues the publication of the highly popular book: Health of People, Health of Planet and Our Responsibility that addresses the climate change impacts on health and has received close to 250,000 downloads in less than a year.