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Dr. Chris Golden

Position: PI
Institution: Harvard University
Project(s): Fisheries, Health
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Dr. Christopher Golden is an Assistant Professor of Planetary Health and Nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. As an ecologist and epidemiologist, his research investigates the human health impacts of global environmental change, with a focus on food systems. He received his BA from Harvard College and two graduate degrees from UC Berkeley: an MPH in Epidemiology with a focus in Nutrition, and a PhD in Environmental Science, Policy and Management. Golden has been conducting research in Madagascar for the past 20 years, and founded the non-profit Madagascar Health and Environmental Research (MAHERY). He has recently begun research in West Africa and the South Pacific. He is a core member of the CBD-WHO task force on biodiversity and health and the co-lead of the Nutrition chapter for the Blue Foods Assessment. His research has been published in Nature, Science, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. His current research focuses on: 1) climate-driven fisheries impacts across the globe on food security and human nutrition; 2) the role of coral reef management in increasing access to seafood and reducing diabetes and metabolic disease; and 3) creating systems of climate-smart public health.