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Mission Statement

Yale School of Medicine Student Chapter Mission Statement

The Yale School of Medicine Student Chapter aims to promote human health in Connecticut and the New Haven community by addressing pollution and climate change through education, service and advocacy.  

Student Leaders

Matthew Andersen

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MD Student


Matthew’s interests span Oncology, Health Systems Research, Health Education, and Sustainability. He’s interested in interventions that reduce waste produced by the healthcare industry. Recognizing that medicine is a team sport, he hopes to use health curriculum to stimulate discussion and inspire his peers to explore their role as advocates of sustainability and its intersection with health equity.

Grace Wang


MD Student

Grace is interested in exploring how One Health can inform work being done at the intersection between climate change mitigation and health equity, and passionate about finding ways to integrate advancements in these areas into medical education.

Sadie Meller

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MD-PhD Student

CCHI Student Associate Alumni


Sadie is interested in how environmental hazards impact brain development and is studying how immune cell activation alters neuronal migration. She hopes to advocate for children and help communicate their vulnerability to the health effects of climate change in her future career.

Sofia Miguez

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MD Student


Sofia is interested in the intersection between climate change, human health, and health disparities. She is passionate about working with healthcare providers to develop practical, innovative methods to mitigate medicine's impact on climate. 

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Faculty Mentor

Dr. Sherman is an internationally recognized speaker and author in the emerging field of sustainability in anesthesia. Her research interest is in life cycle assessment (LCA) of anesthetic practice, quantifying energy, greenhouse gas emissions, human health impacts, and economic densities of anesthetic drugs, OR devices, and perioperative behaviors to help guide clinical decision making toward more ecologically sustainable practices. Dr. Sherman collaborates with environmental engineers, epidemiologists and health economists towards this goal, and also serves on the Environmental Task Force of the American Society of Anesthesiologists.


Dr. Sherman is the recipient of the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation award for her work, "Environmental and public health impacts of anesthesia alternatives."

Jodi Sherman, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology;
Environmental Compliance Officer;
Affiliated Faculty, Climate Change and Health Initiative, School of Public Health
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