Rebecca Philipsborn

MD, MPA Emory University School of Medicine

Rebecca Philipsborn, MD, MPA, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine where she cares for children from birth through adolescence. As Director of both the Pediatrics Clerkship and the Climate Change and Environmental Health Thread for medical students, she aspires to train future leaders to recognize environmental influences on health, embrace interprofessional solutions, and envision healthcare transformation towards enhanced disease prevention and greener care delivery.

As a Macy Faculty Scholar, Dr. Philipsborn will prepare learners to address the influences of climate change on human health and health equity. Her Macy Faculty Scholars project will develop, implement, and disseminate a longitudinal and interprofessional climate change and environmental health curriculum for the clinical years. The curriculum will be co-created with students and promote adaptive expertise, applying the climate crisis as a model paradigm through which to hone this skill.

Linda Lewin, MD, Professor of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine and Clinical Professor of Nursing at Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, will mentor Dr. Philipsborn.