Co-Director - Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Harvard C-CHANGE), Chair, Board of Directors - U.S. Green Building Council
Aaron Bernstein is the Co-Director of the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a pediatric hospitalist at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Bernstein’s work examines the human health effects of global environmental changes, such as climate change and the loss of biodiversity, with the aim of promoting a deeper understanding of these subjects among students, educators, policymakers, and the public.
He is the course director for Harvard’s Human Health and Global Environmental Change. Dr Bernstein also created the HarvardX course “The Health Effects of Climate Change,” which has educated thousands of students on how climate change directly impacts their lives, and what they can do to become part of the solution. In 2019, Dr. Bernstein testified before Congress on the child health impacts of climate change, drawing from his personal experience as a pediatrician having to treat children with breathing difficulties, vector-borne diseases, and trauma from natural disasters.
He is Chair of the Board of Directors for the U.S. Green Building Council and serves on the Executive Council of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Environmental Health, and the Board of Scientific Councilors to the CDC's Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
An avid bicyclist, Dr. Bernstein peddles to and from work year round.