Aparna Bole, MD serves as Special Expert in the Office of the Director at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and a Senior Consultant in the HHS Office of Climate Change and Health Equity. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, and practiced as a primary care pediatrician prior to joining HHS. She is particularly interested in the intersection between environmental stewardship, environmental justice, and pediatric public health. Dr. Bole is the immediate past chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Environmental Health and Climate Change, and a former co-chair of the Healthcare Without Harm board of directors. She has previously served in numerous other environmental health leadership roles, including as a member of the State of Ohio’s Lead Advisory Council, the Lead Safe Cleveland Coalition’s steering committee, the Trust for Public Land’s Ohio Advisory Council, and the Ohio Environmental Council’s board of Directors.