Emerging Scholars

The Emerging Scholars Network aims to support students and early career investigators interested in becoming engaged in the planetary health field. The Network consists of independently-run journal clubs and intellectual exchange groups around the world. Browse the list of clubs below and contact their respective Planetary Health Emerging Scholar Representatives to become involved.

Interested in establishing your own club? Check out the "Building A Planetary Health Club: A Ten-Point Guide" for assistance on how to get started.


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Planetary Health Clubs Around the World:



Bangladesh Planetary Health Club 
Bangladesh Planetary Health Club (BPHC) started its journey in late 2017 with an aim to promote planetary health among young researchers from diverse disciplines as well as to collaborate with other scholars around the globe. Contact us. 

The Caribbean Planetary Health Club
The University of the West Indies young scholars group focuses on understanding the concepts of planetary health and how they relate to the Caribbean setting. The group holds quarterly journal club meetings, which engage members from across the Caribbean virtually and discuss current research in the area of planetary health. The group seeks to embed planetary health within the education system in the Caribbean and create a community of practice for planetary health. Contact us.

Heath and Environment at Yale 
Health and Environment at Yale (HEY) is an interdisciplinary student group linking students, staff, and faculty from across Yale, including the School of Public Health and the School of Forestry & Environmental Sciences, and sometimes beyond to groups in New Haven and nearby college campuses. The members of HEY have a shared interest in bridging environment and human health and seek to forge connections with future colleagues from all disciplines. Throughout the year, HEY holds social networking events, seminars with host speakers, journal clubs, career and research talks, and movie screenings. Topics discussed include (but are not limited to): food security,  vector-borne/zoonotic diseases, climate change, green spaces and mental health. Contact us.

Human and Planetary Health Society at Doane University 
The Human and Planetary Health Society has a body of around 30 students. Our group will be focused on spreading green or sustainability initiatives across campus along with educating the members, campus, and surrounding community about this topic of human and planetary health. Contact us.

Planetary Health Network at University of British Columbia, Vancouver 
The mission of the Planetary Health Network at UBC is to build a network of people who are already working in this field and to activate and support these people in raising awareness and providing education around planetary health issues. The Network supports faculty, staff, and student body members in connecting with each other and in sharing their knowledge and experience. By focusing on the health impact of disrupted natural systems, it provides an important viewpoint in UBC’s sustainability efforts. The Network will achieve this by providing platforms such as mini lecture series, “brown bag lunches”, round tables, and journal clubs for interested individuals to come together, to network and to exchange knowledge. It will also aim to organize a campus-wide event (e.g. in the form of a local conference) to reach an even larger audience and has been coordinating its efforts with other campus-based initiatives such as the Healthy Cities Forum. Contact us.  

The Students for Planetary Health Berlin 
The Students for Planetary Health Berlin (SfPHBerlin) are an interdisciplinary initiative, found in 2017 by students of Medicine and Geography from several universities in Berlin, Germany. We aim to promote the vision of Planetary Health and contribute to Planetary Health itself. Therefore we connect with other students, initiatives, faculties and organizations - and share knowledge, ideas and experiences about Planetary Health among ourselves and with our partners and audiences. We want to create consciousness in politics and the society, thus we organize workshops and lectures in various settings and for human beings with most different backgrounds. Community-based projects like our 'Cookbook for Planetary Health' and activities in the public space complete our integrated approach. Currently (June 2018) we consist of a core team of seven responsible students assisted by approximately half a dozen supporters. We look forward to getting in touch, exchanging and cooperating with other student clubs and further people and organizations, who share the vision of Planetary Health. Click here to read our latest report of activities. Contact us.

SUNY Downstate Planetary Health Club 
The SUNY Downstate Planetary Health Club is developing a planetary health quality of life survey for the community surrounding SUNY Downstate in Lefferts/Flatbush neighborhoods of Brooklyn, NY. Contact us. 

Sustainability & Health Student Forum at Harvard School of Public Health 
The Sustainability & Health Student Forum at the Harvard Chan School is a student organization whose mission is to provide public health students a platform for discourse and action on addressing pressing challenges facing the health of people and planet, from climate change and urbanization, to energy and food security, to migration and green healthcare. Contact us.

Sustainable Healthcare Education Network 
The Sustainable Healthcare Education (SHE) network is a group of clinicians, academics and students interested in preparing "tomorrow's doctors" to work in a sustainable health system. SHE staff representatives are sought within each UK medical school to help to coordinate development of teaching and learning about sustainability within the medical school and provide a point of contact for colleagues or students. Contact us. 

Thailand Planetary Health Club 
The Thailand Planetary Health Club's main goals are to develop a short course on transdisciplinarity and ecosystem management for public health students in Thailand; develop with international organizations case studies in the Asia-Pacific region supporting concrete ways to implement the notion of planetary health; and promote knowledge products demonstrating the intrinsic connections between ecosystems and human health. Contact us. 

Wisconsin One Health Forum at University of Madison-Wisconsin 
As the Wisconsin One Health Forum we strive to advertise the importance of the one health concept by hosting interdisciplinary and inter-professional events that encompasses human, animal and environmental health. Some of our events include monthly seminars, happy hour presentations, movie screenings, and the One Health Colloquium. Contact us. 



Club not listed? Contact us at pha@harvard.edu.