About Renee N. Salas
Dr. Renee N. Salas is a leading expert at the nexus of climate change, health, and health care. She is Affiliated Faculty and previous Burke Fellow at the Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI), a Yerby Fellow at the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment (C-CHANGE) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and a practicing emergency medicine physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Salas has served as the lead author of the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change U.S. Brief since 2018 and founded the Working Group of over 70 U.S. organizations, institutions, and centers.
She was a Co-Director for the first Climate Crisis and Clinical Practice Symposium - in partnership with The New England Journal of Medicine - and spearheads the broader Initiative. She serves on the planning committee for the National Academy of Medicine’s Climate Change and Human Health Grand Challenge and has testified before Congress. Dr. Salas engages in research on how climate change is impacting the healthcare system and developing evidence-based adaptation, lectures and serves on committees at the nexus of climate and health nationally and internationally, and advises and publishes in high impact medical journals. Her work and expertise are regularly featured in mainstream media outlets like the New York Times, NPR, Time, and the Associated Press.