Help kickoff a year of meaningful community engagement and care for creation by joining Dallas Interfaith Power & Light for an informative program on Thursday, January 9, 2014. Chris Masey, Director of Texas Physicians for Social Responsibility, and Marian Morris (MPH, RN), will offer insights from Texas' medical community about air pollution, human health, and climate change--and together, we'll explore ways to take action.
More about the topic: Chris will speak about air quality as a crucial key to human health including fossil fuels background and information, specific toxic emissions, air as a carcinogen, climate disruption, and the shifting patterns of infectious diseases. Chris’s lecture will also include information about Texas PSR, and ongoing advocacy efforts to phase out and close coal-fired power plants and to advocate for stricter carbon emission standards.
More about our speakers: Chris Masey, MBA, is a eighteen-year environmental professional who has worked on a diverse set of projects throughout Texas focusing on public health, conservation, land stewardship, alternative energy sources, recycling, and environmental and solid waste planning. During the last two years, Chris has proudly helped guide Texas PSR (formerly Austin PSR) to become the largest environmental advocacy group led by healthcare professionals in Texas! Chris’ dedication to environmental sustainability is grounded in his love of Texas and the desire for his family to continue to enjoy clean air, clear water, and wide-open spaces.
Marian Morris (MPH, RN) is a public health nurse completing a doctorate at UT-Austin School of Nursing. Marian worked for 10 years in a primary care and reproductive health care clinic, in many different roles, in Santa Cruz, California, in the 1990s. While obtaining her MPH she worked for 5 years on a leadership development program for reproductive health leaders from 7 countries in Asia and Africa, through the Public Health Institute in Oakland, California in the early 2000s. Upon returning to Austin, Texas in 2005, Marian has worked for the UT School of Nursing's Center for Health Promotion Research, and her dissertation effort is now focused on increasing understanding of mental health promotion in preschool-age children.
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