“The only way the world is going to get a handle on the problem is if country by country, leaders take ownership of the issue.”
Philip J. Landrigan is Professor of Biology; Director, Global Public Health Program, Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society, Boston College; Member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences; Co-Chairman of the Global Commission On Pollution and Health.
Dr. Landrigan is one of the world’s leading advocates for children’s health, and a recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal of the U.S. Public Health Service. He has been a member of the faculty of Mount Sinai School of Medicine since 1985. His experience includes work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Global Campaign for the Eradication of Smallpox, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the Medical Corps of the U.S. Naval Reserve, and he was instrumental in helping to establish a new Office of Children’s Health Protection at the EPA. Dr. Landrigan has published more than 500 scientific papers and five books. Prior to his current position, Dr. Landrigan served as Dean for Global Health, Professor of Preventive Medicine and Pediatrics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.