“I want to connect climate and health directly. I want people to know that climate change is a threat to them today. . . A variety of communicable diseases are changing their patterns, in terms of the communities that are exposed, the vectors, and the contaminants related to contagious and infectious diseases.” Read more . . .
Gina McCarthy is Professor of the Practice of Public Health in the Department of Environmental Health at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Director of the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment. In this capacity, she leads the development of the School’s strategy in climate science, health, and sustainability; strengthens the climate science and health curriculum; and liaises with climate science leaders across the University.