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In this episode hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, focus on environmental health. They talk to Aparna Bole, MD, FAAP, chair of the AAP Council on Environmental Health, about how climate change and pollution affect children. The hosts also discuss with Stuart Weinzimer, MD, his Pediatrics article about a patient’s gender journey.



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Aparna Bole, MD, FAAP


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 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 and as co-chair of the Healthcare Without Harm board of directors.   


Stuart A Weinzimer, MD


Dr. Stuart Weinzimer is Professor of Pediatrics at the Yale University School of Medicine, Clinical Professor at the Yale School of Nursing, and Attending Pediatric Endocrinologist at the Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital.  He is a Principal Investigator for multiple NIH-funded clinical trials of closed-loop insulin delivery and the Diabetes Research in Children Network.  His current research projects focus on the development and clinical application of advanced diabetes technologies, the longitudinal effects of dysglycemia on brain structure and function in children, and most recently, clinical outcomes in trans- and gender-expansive youth.   


Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

Within the last year, Dr. Weinzimer has received honoraria for serving as Speaker for Medtronic and has served as consultant for Zealand Pharmaceuticals.

Music Credits:
"Steadfast" by Blue Dot Sessions at
Theme music composed by Matthew Simonson at

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