Mona Sarfaty

Founder and Emeritus Executive Director, Medical Society Consortium on Climate & Health

Dr. Mona Sarfaty is the Founder and Emeritus Executive Director of the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health. She is trained in family medicine and public health and has engaged in teaching, research, and advocacy for 40 years. As an academic faculty member with expertise in primary care, preventive services, and health policy, she has lectured at national and regional venues including hospitals, health plans, professional societies, health departments, and government conferences. In the middle of her career, she worked as a Senior Health Policy Advisor for the U.S. Senate Health and Human Resources Committee (now H.E.L.P.) for 7 years where she planned hearings, wrote legislation, negotiated policy, met with constituents, and founded the Foundation for the NIH. Subsequently, she founded the Community Oriented Primary Care Track at the George Washington School of Public Health (Milken Institute School), Project Access and the Primary Care Coalition of Montgomery County, MD, and the Diabetes Information and Support for Your Health group visit program at Thomas Jefferson University. She is the author of widely circulated guides and publications, including many peer-reviewed articles, two book chapters, and a text called Climate Change and Population Health published by JB Learning in 2020. She founded the Consortium after assessing physician experience with the health effects of climate change in cooperation with the George Mason University Center for Climate Communication. She received her MD from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, her MPH from George Washington University, and her BA from Harvard University.