In The Interview: Episode #19, Ciara Pressler interviews Aparna Bole, pediatrician, professor, and environmental health activist.
Aparna and Ciara talk about…
- How children’s health is faring during Covid
- Downstream health effects of systemic racism and the injustice she sees every day as a pediatrician in Cleveland
- Return on investment in regards to environmental health
- How amplified mistrust towards public health is impacting the medical community
- Her opinion on schools reopening as a primary care doctor
- Managing risk in a landscape of uncertainty
Aparna Bole, MD, FAAP, is Medical Director of Community Integration at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, OH. She leads efforts to build close partnerships with community organizations and stakeholders to enhance the well-being of patients and families at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s and MacDonald Women’s Hospitals, and supports innovation in women’s and pediatric primary care delivery. She is particularly interested in the intersection between environmental sustainability and pediatric public health. She serves as chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Environmental Health, as co-chair of the Healthcare Without Harm board of directors, and is a founding advisory council member of the Ohio Clinicians for Climate Action. She is also a faculty affiliate of the Swetland Center for Environmental Health at CWRU, a member of the Trust for Public Land’s Ohio advisory committee, and a member of the Lead Safe Cleveland Coalition’s steering committee and the State of Ohio’s Lead Advisory Council.