Our Team

Sam Myers, PHA Director

Sam Myers works at the intersection of human health and global environmental change. He is a Senior Research Scientist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Director of the Planetary Health Alliance, an Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. 

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Chris Golden, PHA Associate Director

Dr. Golden’s research investigates the nexus of trends in global environmental change and human health. Since 1999, Dr. Golden has been conducting environmental and public health research in Madagascar where he created a local research organization called MAHERY (Madagascar Health and Environmental Research).

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Steve Osofsky, PHA Science Policy Director

Steven A. Osofsky, DVM is the Jay Hyman Professor of Wildlife Health & Health Policy at Cornell University. Prior to that, he was the Wildlife Conservation Society's Executive Director for Wildlife Health, overseeing all of WCS's work in the health realm. Previously, Steve served as WWF’s Director, Field Support for species programs in Asia and Africa. In the early 1990s, he was the first Wildlife Veterinary Officer for the Botswana Department of Wildlife and National Parks. 

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Montira Pongsiri, PHA Science Policy Advisor

Montira Pongsiri was the first Science Advisor at the U.S. Mission to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), based in Jakarta, where she led the Mission’s efforts to apply science and technology to support ASEAN’s sustainability goals and to improve the capacity and quality of science-based policy making. 

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Amalia Almada, Senior Program Manager

Amalia Aruda Almada is the Senior Program Manager of the Planetary Health Alliance, overseeing the strategic visioning, external relations, and program operations for PHA. She received a Ph.D. in Biological Oceanography from the MIT/Woods Hole Oceanographic Joint Program and a B.S. in Biology from Georgetown University.

 

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Sara Stone, PHA Education Fellow

Sara Stone is the Planetary Health Education Fellow of the Planetary Health Alliance, directing education efforts and managing the curation of educational materials for planetary health teaching globally. 

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Sarah Guth, Program Coordinator

Sarah Guth received her BA in Conservation Biology from Middlebury College in 2015. During her time at Middlebury, she was involved in a range of environmental research projects including the study of eutrophication in Lake Champlain, the economic impact of wind farms, pollinator health, and butterfly migration.

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