Nancy Long Sieber, PhD

Adjunct Lecturer on Physiology
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Dr. Sieber’s work focuses on human physiology and how human health is affected by the environment. She is currently working with the Air Pollution and Health GeoHealth project, based at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Public Health Foundation of India. This project examines the impact of air pollution in India, and trains Indian scientists so that they can assess and respond to environmental health concerns in their home country. Dr. Sieber also served as the executive director of the Metal Mining Environment and Health Alliance, and she organized a symposium entitled, “The Life Cycle of Metals: Improving Health, Environment and Human Security”, which was held in Tokyo in November, 2011. In addition, Dr. Sieber was the founding executive director of the Lown Scholars Program from 2011 until 2016, an organization that trains and supports researchers from low and middle income countries whose work is focused on prevention of non-communicable diseases.

Dr. Sieber teaches physiology, pathophysiology and environmental health. She co-teaches “Human Physiology” at the School of Public Health (EH205), as well as a Harvard undergraduate General Education course, called “Can we choose to be healthy?" (GenEd 1045) and two Harvard Extension School courses, “Human Pathophysiology 1 and 2” (BIOS 162a and b). She has also co-taught “Introduction of Environmental Health” in India as part of the GeoHealth project. Dr. Sieber holds a Ph.D. in Physiology from the University of Michigan, and a BA with honors in Biology from Oberlin College.