Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility's (Chesapeake PSR) Speaker's Bureau brings audiences quality speakers and experts who address issues related to climate change, energy and environmental health, nuclear armaments and peace and justice. These experts are available for speaking engagements, expert testimony or media interviews.
Climate Change, Energy and Environmental Health
Gina Angiola, MD, Climate Change and Energy Solutions
Dr. Angiola is a retired physician who has cared for patients both as a solo practitioner and in a teaching capacity in obstetrics and gynecology. She is passionately committed to preventing illness by promoting healthy environments and believes that the work of physicians, now more than ever, cannot be limited to the office setting or the operating room. She is the lead campaigner for Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility on issues surrounding unconventional gas development - fracking - and supports Chesapeake PSR's work on climate change and clean energy solutions. Angiola has a BS in chemistry from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MD from University of California, Irvine.
Gwen DuBois, MD, MPH, Toxic Air Pollution and Nuclear Power
Dr. DuBois is an internist practicing in Baltimore and a frequent speaker on issues related to clean energy and toxic air pollution. She is an instructor in medicine at John Hopkins University School of Medicine and a member of the Public Health Committee of the Maryland State Medical Society. She is interested in addressing the health implications of toxic air pollution and ensuing that the United States safely winds down its use of nuclear energy.
Cindy Parker, MD, MPH, Climate Change, Climate Science and Public Health
Dr. Parker is on the faculty at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She teaches and co-directs the Program on Global Sustainability and Health, which conducts education, policy work, practice, and research on the health impacts of climate change, peak petroleum, and global sustainability. She also directs the undergraduate major in Global Environmental Change and Sustainability and is the associate director of the Environment, Energy, Sustainability and Health Institute at Johns Hopkins University. As part of her work to educate the public and policymakers about the health effects of global climate change, she is a frequent speaker on the topic and co-authored the book Climate Chaos: Your Health at Risk.
Stephanie Fowler, PhD, MPH, Environmental Carcinogens, Evidence-Based Policies
Dr. Fowler earned her MA and PhD in Experimental Psychology from the University of Toledo where she examined the mechanisms underlying placebo analgesia and the factors increasing the effectiveness of risk communication in the context of health threats. Fowler also earned her MPH from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health with specializations in Environmental Health Science and Health Policy. Currently, she is a cancer prevention researcher with the National Cancer Institute. Her focus is on primary cancer prevention and her work with CPSR involves pushing legislation to minimize or eliminate exposure to environmental carcinogens. Fowler’s research also encompasses the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based medicine into policy.
Sara Via, PhD. Climate Change, Climate Science and Public Health
Dr. Via is professor of Biology and Entomology at University of Maryland College Park. Via received her MSc from the Australian National University (Insect Neurobiology) and her PhD from Duke University (Ecological Genetics). She did postdoctoral work at the University of Chicago and held faculty positions at the University of Iowa and Cornell University before coming to University of Maryland in 1997, where she has maintained an active research program in evolutionary genetics. Via’s 50 research publications have been cited by other researchers nearly 8,500 times. Since 2013, when she received training in climate change education from former Vice President Al Gore and his Climate Reality Project, Via has spoken about climate change to high school and college students as well as to community environmental groups. In the past 15 months, Via’s 30 talks about climate change have reached nearly 850 people.
Tim Whitehouse, JD, MA, Climate, Energy and the Interface of Policy and Science
Tim Whitehouse has over 20 years of experience working on a wide range of environmental issues with governments, businesses, nonprofit organizations and community groups. He has worked as an environmental consultant for a major metal recycling company and a company that produces industrial hygiene products. Previously, he was head of the Law and Policy Program at the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) in Montreal, Canada and a senior attorney at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Washington, D.C. He is interested in the interface of policy and science and on strengthening transparency in government.
Nuclear Armaments and Peace and Justice
Art Milholland, MD
Dr. Milholland retired after 30 years on the faculty of the University of Maryland's Department of Anesthesiology. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and served with the Army Medical Corps at Edgewood Arsenal prior to joining the faculty of the University of Maryland. Milholland has been active with the Physicians for Social Responsibility since 1983. His advocacy has addressed the larger medical problems of nuclear weapons, climate change, and poisoning of the environment. He supports human rights (including national health insurance), peace advocacy, nuclear weapons abolition, environmental stewardship, and justice, including a living wage for all. He is a vegetarian for environmental protection, and compassion for animals.
Max Obuszewski is a Baltimore-based peace and civil rights activist.
To contact these speakers please call or email:
Tim Whitehouse, Chesapeake PSR Executive Director
325 East 25th St.
Baltimore, Maryland 21218