BRUCE BEKKAR, MD
Bruce Bekkar, M.D. is a women’s health physician, author, and educator who has been engaged with the climate crisis since 2007. As a full-time activist since 2013, he serves on ecoAmerica’s Climate for Health Ambassadors Advisory Committee, is Chair of the Public Health Advisory Council of the Climate Action Campaign and works with non-profits that have included The Climate Reality Project, the American Lung Association and Environment America. A writer and frequent speaker on climate and health, Bruce has addressed the California State Senate Environment Committee, the American Meteorological Society, Genentech, Citizens Climate Lobby and US House of Representatives Democratic Caucus. He recently shared original research on the risks of the climate crisis to pregnancy in the U.S. at national meetings of the American Public Health Association and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology; the results were published in JAMA Network Open June 18, 2020.