Christopher Golden

Christopher Golden

Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Planetary Health
Department of Nutrition
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Chris Golden is an Assistant Professor of Planetary Health and Nutrition at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. With a background in ecology and epidemiology, he investigates the nexus of trends in global environmental change and human health. He received his BA from Harvard College and two graduate degrees from UC Berkeley: an MPH in Epidemiology, and a PhD in Environmental Science. For the past 20 years, Golden has been conducting environmental and public health research in Madagascar where he created a non-profit organization called Madagascar Health and Environmental Research. He is currently leading various data science efforts: 1) harnessing existing databases to examine the human health impacts of natural disasters in Sierra Leone, Fiji, and other countries; 2) developing a climate-smart health monitoring system to examine links between climate and environmental change and human health; and 3) using data science approaches to model nutrition-sensitive, sustainable seafood systems.

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