Author Interview: “How Should We Respond to Health Care Generating Environmental Harm?”


Dr Amy Collins joins Ethics Talk to discuss her article, coauthored with Dr Shanda Demorest: “How Should We Respond to Health Care Generating Environmental Harm?”

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Amy Collins, MD is an emergency physician and sustainable health care professional who serves as the medical director for physician engagement and education at Health Care Without Harm, where she leads its Physician Network and supports physicians and medical students who are interested in promoting climate-smart health care and other climate solutions. She also founded the sustainability committee at MetroWest Medical Center in 2007 and led its sustainability efforts for 7 years. Previously, she worked as a sustainable health care consultant for Vanguard Health Systems and implemented sustainability programs at Vanguard’s 26 hospitals nationwide. She speaks internationally about the intersections between climate change, health, and health care and the role of the health care sector in leading climate solutions.

Recorded July 27, 2022.


Conflict of Interest Disclosure
Dr Collins works with Practice Greenhealth, a fee-based vendor to health care organizations interested in promoting their roles in sustainability, and its associated organization, Health Care Without Harm.

Viewpoints expressed are those of interview participants and do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the AMA.