Gina McCarthy

Gina McCarthy

Chair, Board of Advisors

A leading advocate for smart, successful strategies to protect public health and the environment for more than 30 years.
Dr. Aaron Bernstein

Aaron Bernstein MD, MPH

Interim Director

Aaron examines the human health effects of global environmental changes with the aim of promoting a deeper understanding of these subjects among students, educators, policy makers, and the public.

Mark P. Smith

Co-director

Mark works with faculty, staff, and students on program development, fund-raising, and to advise on all strategic programmatic decisions for the Center.
Mary T. Bassett portrait

Mary T. Bassett MD, MPH

Member, Board of Advisors

With more than 30 years of experience in public health, Dr. Bassett has dedicated her career to advancing health equity.

Gary Belkin MD, PhD, MPH

Visiting Scientist

Gary is a psychiatrist building mental health and climate as a clear field of learning, awareness, and action.

Jonathan Buonocore Sc.D

Research Scientist

Jonathan focuses on the health, environmental, and climate impacts of energy, and the benefits of reducing carbon emissions—commonly called “health co-benefits.”

Caleb Dresser MD

Climate and Human Health Fellow

Caleb is an emergency medicine physician whose research focuses on addressing health needs during and after climate-related disasters.

Skye Flanigan

Program Manager

Skye develops and implements various programs as well as manages internal engagement, partnerships, and strategic collaborations.
Howard Frumkin

Howard Frumkin MD, DrPH, MPH

Member, Board of Advisors

An internist, environmental and occupational medicine specialist, and epidemiologist, who has worked in academia and public service.

Marcy Franck

Sr. Communications Strategist

Marcy works with scientists across Harvard to promote research that can help improve human health and the health of our planet.
John Kerry

The Honorable John Kerry

Member, Board of Advisors

The Honorable John Kerry served as the 68th Secretary of State and a member of the U.S. Senate for 38 years.

Kathy Fallon Lambert

Senior Advisor

Kathy examines how big data and models can be used to quantify the health and environment benefits of actions to mitigate climate change.

Drew Michanowicz DrPH, CPH

Research Associate

Drew’s research interests are related to poorly understood and emerging environmental hazards on both global- and community-level scales.

Anna Miller

Communications Coordinator, Kids and Climate

Anna helps develop and execute communications plans to promote awareness about the health impacts of climate change on children.
Jeff Nesbit

Jeff Nesbit

Member, Board of Advisors

Jeff is the executive director of Climate Nexus, a non-profit communications organization that works on climate and clean energy issues and solutions.

Kim Nguyen

Financial Coordinator

Kim provides financial administrative support for Harvard C-CHANGE faculty and staff.

Liz Purchia

Communications Director

Liz manages communications planning and media relations for Harvard C-CHANGE.
Dr. Renee Salas

Renee N. Salas MD, MPH, MS

Yerby Fellow, Harvard C-CHANGE

Renee's work focuses on the intersection of the climate crisis, health, and healthcare delivery.

Tracy Sachs

Administrative Director

Tracy leads and develops an internal team that supports the Center’s finance, human resources, and general operations.

Augusta Williams ScD, MPH

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Augusta studies how vital societal services, like fire and police response and responders, are impacted by extreme heat, as well as how the built environment can inform heat adaptation strategies in urban areas.