Jonathan Patz, MD, MPH, is the Tony J. McMichael Professor & John P. Holton Chair of Health and Environment. He directs the Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Patz co-chaired the health report for the first Congressionally mandated US National Assessment on Climate Change and served as a lead author for one of the Nobel Peace Prize winner UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for 15 years.  Some of his other awards include: the Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellows Award; shared Zayed International Prize for the Environment; American Public Health Association’s Homer Calver Award; Case Western School of Medicine Alumni Special Recognition award; Chanchlani Global Health Research Award; elected member of the National Academy of Medicine.

Patz has taught and researched the health effects of climate change and global environmental change for more than 20 years and has published over 200 scientific publications and several textbooks on the subject.