Teddie Potter
Clinicians for Planetary Health Chair


Dr. Teddie Potter is a Clinical Professor, the Specialty Coordinator of the Doctor of Nursing Practice in Health Innovation and Leadership, and the Director of Planetary Health at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing.

Dr. Potter is deeply committed to climate change education including co-founding Health Professionals for a Healthy Planet, membership in the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments, and membership on the American Academy of Nursing Environment and Public Health Expert Panel. She is a member of the Coordinating Committee of Columbia University’s Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education and a Fellow in the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota. She chairs Clinicians for Planetary Health (C4PH) through the Planetary Health Alliance at Harvard.

At the University, Dr. Potter designed and co-teaches an interdisciplinary course titled “The Global Climate Challenge: Creating an Empowered Movement for Change.” In addition, she co-leads an Academic Health Center initiative titled, “Climate Change and Health: An Interprofessional Response.” In 2019, Dr. Potter was appointed the first Director of Planetary Health for the School of Nursing.


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