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Bruce Bekkar, MD    

Women’s Health Physician, Climate Activist, Speaker & Author

Bruce Bekkar, M.D. is a women’s health physician, researcher, and international keynote speaker who has been engaged with the climate crisis since 2007. As a full-time activist since 2013, he serves on ecoAmerica’s Climate for Health Leadership Circle Executive Committee, is Chair of the Public Health Advisory Council of the Climate Action Campaign and works with non-profits including The Climate Reality Project and the American Lung Association. Bruce has addressed the California State Senate Environment Committee, the American Meteorological Society, Genentech, the U.S. House of Representatives Democratic Caucus and the Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He recently shared original research linking the climate crisis to adverse pregnancy outcomes in the U.S. with the American Public Health Association and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology; the results were published in JAMA Network Open June 18, 2020.

Speech Topics


The Climate Crisis and risks to pregnancy in the U.S. and around the world

The Climate Crisis and Racial Justice

The Climate Crisis and Women's Health

Perils and possibilities of our Climate Crisis

Living Well in the Age of "Unprecedented"

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