Harvard Chan C-CHANGE Announces New Advisory Board

01/16/2020 | Harvard Chan C-CHANGE

Experienced leaders to guide the Center’s work 

BOSTON – The Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Harvard Chan C-CHANGE) is proud to announce its newly formed Advisory Board to help focus, strengthen, and grow the Center’s work. Members will provide feedback on Harvard Chan C-CHANGE’s annual plan and accomplishments, discuss new areas of research, and advise on how best to communicate the latest science to spark the demands needed to tackle climate change. 

The Board is chaired by Gina McCarthy, former director of Harvard Chan C-CHANGE and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator. The new members include:

John Kerry, Former U.S. Secretary of State

Mary T. Bassett MD, MPH, Director of the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University

Howie Frumkin, DrPH, MPH, MD, past Dean of the University of Washington School of Public Health

Jeff Nesbit, Executive Director of Climate Nexus

“We are thrilled to have such a high-quality team of experienced leaders with unique skills in policy, communications, research and public health to help lead our Center into a new decade of climate actions,” said Dr. Aaron Bernstein, Interim Director of Harvard Chan C-CHANGE. “Our members provide us with an incredible opportunity to hear from leaders at the top of their fields about the work we do and the opportunities ahead.” 

Harvard Chan C-CHANGE was established in 2018 to make climate change relevant and personal to a broader constituency who can drive climate actions. Much of its work is focused on communications and training journalists on the health impacts of climate change. It conducts research to help leaders designing climate policies maximize the health benefits to ensure sound science is part of the policy conversation. The Center has recently launched new efforts like Climate MD to engage physicians and a Kids & Climate program to help caregivers better protect children from the impacts of climate change.