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Carol Ziegler

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Carol Ziegler, APRN, APHN-BC, NP-C, DNP is a Professor of Nursing at Vanderbilt University and a dually certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Advanced Practice Holistic Nurse. She is co-founder of CHEEL, the Climate, Health and Energy Equity Lab at the W’Ondry, serves as the VU representative for the Lancet Commission on Climate and Health, and chairs the American Nurse Association’s Planetary and Global Health Innovation Committee. Her clinical practice, Thrive Holistic Care, LLC, provides restorative, home-based, holistic primary care and health coaching for low income families in Nashville. In addition to her primary care practice and role as a nurse educator, she works on identifying and mitigating local health impacts related to climate change, educating healthcare providers and community members about climate change and climate solutions, decreasing the contribution of the healthcare sector to carbon emissions, and promoting climate justice and health sovereignty for at-risk communities.