Chelsea Heberlein is the Climate MD Program Manager at Harvard Chan C-CHANGE, focusing on the Patient-Centered Climate Resilient Clinics project. She works with frontline health clinics, researchers across Harvard, and collaborating organizations to put patients at the center of climate resilience. The team is working to create a pathway to reach frontline communities in the right way at the right time to prevent foreseeable harms from climate crisis.
Chelsea also works part-time in support of the Initiative on Health and Homelessness at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH). Prior to joining the Harvard Chan C-CHANGE team, Chelsea managed a 5-year, cross-school collaboration between Harvard Chan School and the Harvard Business School titled Building a Culture of Health: A Business Leadership Imperative. Before coming to Harvard Chan School, she was the Associate Healthy Living Director at the Huntington Avenue YMCA in Boston, specializing in chronic disease programming, particularly the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program, and spent 3 years as an Emergency Medical Technician.
Chelsea holds a Master of Public Health from Harvard Chan School with a concentration on Health Management, and a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with a minor in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. In her free time, Chelsea enjoys time outdoors with family and friends and can usually be found skiing, hiking, traveling, or relaxing at the beach.