Sharona Sokolow, PhD, MPH
Environmental Communications Consultant, UCLA
Public Health Interests
Current Public-Health Related Activities
My work aims to advance the connection between climate change, drought, and their potential impacts on human health through Health Impact Assessment (HIA), a method to factor human health issues into the policy making process, and contributes to the notion that opportunities for advancing and improving the public’s health lie beyond the purview of traditional health care systems. Through this HIA work, I developed relationships and collaborated with key policymakers and stakeholders in water and public health communities. This interdisciplinary collaboration is essential for ensuring that recommendations resulting from HIA are appropriate and feasible, and to aid the potential for an understanding of health impacts to be integrated policymaking process.