Public Health Seminar Series:

On the Road for Climate Action - Highlights from a National Outreach Project by Shahir Masri, S.M., Sc.D.

Monday, January 28, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm Calit2 Auditorium OCW Video Archive
Seminar Abstract

Over a three-month period this summer, Dr. Masri traveled across 36 U.S. states in order to raise public awareness about climate change and assess climate change sentiment around the country. He gave presentations to school campuses, churches, and community groups, as well as interviewed scientists, farmers, policy makers, environmental justice leaders, and ordinary citizens in order to learn what aspects of climate change matter most to people, and how the face of climate change differs by region. He also administered a written 24-question climate sentiment survey to various communities across the country. In this presentation, Dr. Masri will share his observations from 11 weeks on the road, and discuss next steps in the outreach project. More on his project can be found online at

Speaker Biography - Shahir Masri, S.M., Sc.D.

Shahir Masri, S.M., Sc.D.
Shahir Masri, S.M., Sc.D. Assistant Specialist in Air Pollution Exposure Assessment & Epidemiology, Program in Public Health, University of California, Irvine
Dr. Shahir Masri is an Assistant Specialist in Air Pollution Exposure Assessment and Epidemiology, Program in Public Health at UC Irvine. He is the author of "Beyond Debate: Answers to 50 Misconceptions on Climate Change." He earned his doctorate in Environmental Health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and his BS in Environmental Science at UCLA.

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