Champions of Change
Dr. Susan E. Pacheco is an Associate Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center specializing in pediatric asthma, allergy, and immunology. Dr. Pacheco trained with the Climate Reality Project in 2006 and has focused on educating people about the threats to human health associated with climate change. Dr. Pacheco is the founder of The Alliance of Health Professionals Against Climate Change – a group of medical and health-related professional organizations in Texas interested in disseminating knowledge to their patient populations on the adverse effects of climate change to human health. She also founded the Texas Coalition for Climate Change Awareness, -- an organization formed by diverse community groups and individuals willing to take a public stance and call attention to the adverse effects of climate change in Texas. She is also a health representative for the Climate Science Rapid Response Team, a group of climate change experts who provide accurate scientific information about the climate to media and government groups.