School names first director of planetary health

September 30, 2019

Teddie Potter

The School of Nursing named Clinical Professor Teddie Potter, PhD, RN, FAAN, as its first director of planetary health. The appointment shows the school’s growing commitment to planetary health and addressing the relationship between human health, the environment and the health of the planet.

Potter recently spoke on the panel Climate Crisis or Opportunity? Nursing Actions for a Healthy Future during the United Nations Civil Society Conference. In addition, she has been leading an interprofessional effort across the University to develop and incorporate content on the health implication of climate change into curriculum.

Earlier this year, the School Nursing, as part of Nursing Collaboratory, was among the co-signers of a call-to-action for clinicians to mobilize around planetary health published in the medical journal The Lancet.



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Steve Rudolph
School of Nursing