Gina McCarthy Appointed to Harvard Chan School Faculty
10 Nov 2017
APB speaker Gina McCarthy, former administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has been appointed Professor of the Practice of Public Health in the Department of Environmental Health at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. In January, she will also step up to serve as Director of the Center for Health and the Global Environment, a home for innovative researchers and educators who explore how to create environments that promote health. As Director, she will lead the development of the School’s strategy in climate science, health, and sustainability; strengthen its climate science and health curriculum; and liaise with climate science leaders across the University.
The appointment recognizes McCarthy’s 30-plus year career and achievements. A public servant in both Democratic and Republican administrations, her tenure leading the EPA from 2013 to 2017 heralded a paradigm shift in national environmental policy, expressly linking it with global public health.