In a Nutshell
Physicians are early detectors of climate-related health ailments. Cheryl Holder advocates for comprehensive medical prevention and care strategies with consideration for environmental outcomes impacting vulnerable and low-resource populations.
More about Cheryl
Cheryl Holder, a Fellow in the American College of Physicians and key medical provider leader, is dedicated to serving underserved populations. As faculty at Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Cheryl’s work assesses the impact of social determinants of overall health on health outcomes. Her work also addresses diversity in the health professions through pipeline programs. Key among her efforts is her work around HIV and the broader health impact associated with climate change. Cheryl is the Director of Green Family Foundation NeighborhoodHELP™ Education and Pipeline Program. She is President of the Florida State Medical Association in addition to serving as Co-Chair of Florida Clinicians for Climate Action, where she works to increase climate literacy and enhance awareness of the impact of climate change on vulnerable populations. Cheryl is the recipient of: 2016 FIU Medallion Cal Kovens Distinguished Community Service Award; 2017 Faculty Convocation Award in Service, and 2019 Tow Humanism in Medicine Award.