Myers, Samuel

Senior Research Scientist, Department of Environmental Health (HSPH); Clinical Instructor (HMS); Director, Planetary Health Alliance

Sam Myers works at the intersection of human health and global environmental change, with an emphasis on the human health impacts resulting from climate change, land use change, agriculture, and the deterioration of ecosystem services.

About Samuel Myers

S. Myers

Sam Myers is a Senior Research Scientist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Director of the Planetary Health Alliance, a consortium of academic, nongovernmental, and governmental institutions.

He is also an instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine.

Myers works at the intersection of human health and global environmental change and is focused on quantifying the human health impacts of large-scale, anthropogenic environmental change.

His research projects include: 1) quantifying the impact of rising concentrations of atmospheric CO2 on the nutrient content of crops and the consequences of these changes for the populations of 176 countries; 2) quantifying the importance of access to terrestrial and marine wildlife species as a source of nutrition in the diets of subsistence populations; 3) quantifying the human health impacts of landscape fires in southeast Asia; and 4) modeling the nutritional vulnerability of different populations around the world to loss of animal pollinators.

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