Senior Research Associate, Planetary Health Science Policy, College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, Cornell University
Montira Pongsiri is a senior research associate at Cornell University, where she works as planetary health science policy advisor. Previously, she was an environmental health scientist at the US Environmental Protection Agency. There, she was the first science advisor at the mission to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, leading efforts to apply science to support ASEAN’s sustainability goals and developing a sustainable cities partnership to support climate adaptation, among other projects. Pongsiri also was EPA’s lead on partnerships with the Smithsonian Institution, focused on biodiversity-health research and education, and with The Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities initiative. Her background is in infectious diseases epidemiology and environmental health policy.