Medical Matters Weekly Welcomes Researcher Studying Climate and Human Health
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Medical Matters Weekly Welcomes Researcher Studying Climate and Human Health

BENNINGTON, VT—July 19, 2022—Tess Wiskel, MD, is a Climate and Human Health fellow with the Harvard Center for Climate, Health, and Global Environment; Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Emergency Department; and the Harvard FXB Center for Health and Human Rights. She will be a guest on Medical Matters Weekly at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27.

The show is produced by Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) with cooperation from Catamount Access Television (CAT-TV). Viewers can view on and The show is also available to view or download as a podcast on

Tess is an emergency physician and a graduate of the Brown University Emergency Medicine Residency Program and the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. She has centered her career on improving care for at risk populations, both locally and globally. During medical school and residency, she conducted research, education and advocacy focusing on global and women’s health, including developing an accident and emergency HIV testing program in Belize and an educational elective in reproductive health in emergency care. 

Treating the environmental impacts of health on her patients has motivated Wiskel’s current efforts to address the effects of climate change on health, continuing to focus on at-risk populations. She is a member of the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health and a board member for Physicians for Social Responsibility Pennsylvania.

Medical Matters Weekly features the innovative personalities who drive positive change within health care and related professions. The show addresses all aspects of creating and maintaining a healthy lifestyle for all, including food and nutrition, housing, diversity and inclusion, groundbreaking medical care, exercise, mental health, the environment, research, and government. The show is broadcast on Facebook Live, YouTube, and all podcast platforms.

After the program, the video is available on area public access television stations CAT-TV (Comcast channel 1075) and GNAT-TV's (Comcast channel 1074), as well as on public access stations throughout the United States.
About SVHC:
Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) is a comprehensive, preeminent, healthcare system providing exceptional, convenient, and affordable care to the communities of Bennington and Windham Counties of Vermont, eastern Rensselaer and Washington Counties of New York, and northern Berkshire County in Massachusetts. SVHC includes Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center, the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation, and the SVHC Foundation. SVMC includes 25 primary and specialty care practices.

Southwestern Vermont Health Care is among the most lauded small rural health systems in the nation. It is the recipient of the American Hospital Association’s 2020 Rural Hospital Leadership Award. In addition, SVMC ranked fourth nationwide for the value of care it provides by the Lown Institute Hospital Index in 2020 and is a five-time recipient of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence. The health system is fortunate to have the support of platinum-level corporate sponsor Mack, a leading supplier of contract manufacturing services and injection molded plastic parts based in Arlington, VT.

Southwestern Vermont Medical Center provides exceptional care without discriminating on the basis of an individual’s age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Language assistance services, free of charge, are available at 1-800-367-9559.

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