Head, Our Planet, Our Health, Wellcome Trust (Festival Underwriter)
Howard Frumkin is head of the Our Plant, Our Health initiative at the Wellcome Trust. A physician and epidemiologist, his research interests include health aspects of the built environment, climate change, energy policy, nature contact, and sustainability. Previously, Frumkin was dean and a professor of environmental and occupational health sciences at University of Washington School of Public Health, director of the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, and a professor and chair of environmental and occupational health at Emory University Rollins School of Public Health. He has served on numerous committees and authored over 200 scientific journal articles and chapters, as well as nine books.