Cindy Parker

Fellow, Health & Climate


Cindy Parker is on the faculty at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she co-directs the Program on Global Sustainability and Health. She is also an Instructor in the Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences where she directs the new undergraduate major in Global Environmental Change and Sustainability. Her professional interests include education, policy work, practice, and research on the global environmental topics of climate change, peak petroleum, and global sustainability. As part of her desire to educate the public and policy makers about the health effects of global climate change, she is a frequent speaker on the topic and recently co-authored Climate Chaos: Your Health at Risk (2008).

Dr. Parker received her MD from the University of Arizona and her Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is board certified in Public Health and General Preventive Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine where she is Co-Chair of the Environmental Health Committee. She also serves on the National Board of Directors for Physicians for Social Responsibility.


Dr. Cindy Parker: Why I Joined the Tar Sands Action

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Post Carbon Fellow Dr. Cindy Parker describes why she is risking arrest in opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline.

Latest Publications

Public Health and Medicine in an Age of Energy Scarcity

Cindy Parker    Aug 09, 2011   

Cindy Parker and I, the Post Carbon Institute’s two Health Fellows, have partnered as co-editors with Jeremy Hess at Emory University and the Centers for Disease Control, and Howard Frumkin, Dean of the University of … >>

REPORT: Natural Gas Report Supplements: Public Health, Agriculture, Transportation

Cindy Parker    Jun 01, 2011   

The challenges posed by shale gas production have serious implications for the future of agriculture, transportation, and health in the United States. In this collection of articles, PCI Fellows explore what the Hughes … >>

The Post Carbon Reader

Cindy Parker

How do population, water, energy, food, and climate issues impact one another? What can we do to address one problem without making the others worse? The Post Carbon Reader features essays by some of the world’s most … >>

press coverage

Parker on climate and healther in The Hoya

Cindy Parker  

Post Carbon Fellow Cindy Parker's participation in a recent debate on climate and health was reported in Georgetown's The Hoya. From the article: Parker’s presentation focused on how climate change will lead to more … >>