Gaurab Basu

Gaurab Basu, MD, MPH, is a physician and founding co-director of the Cambridge Health Alliance Center for Health Equity Education and Advocacy. Dr. Basu is a Health Equity Fellow at the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment and Faculty Affiliate at the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Dr. Basu has been recognized nationally for his work in climate change and health equity. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation named him a Culture of Health Leader in 2018. He received the Union of Concerned Scientists’ 2020 Science Defender award, and in 2021, he was named to the Grist 50 list of national climate leaders. He has served on the Implementation Advisory Committee in the Massachusetts Governor’s Executive Office Of Energy and Environmental Affairs, and was a part of the city of Cambridge Mayor’s Climate Crisis Working Group and its Net-Zero Climate Task Force. His perspective pieces have appeared in The Boston Globe, Scientific American, The BMJ, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Grist and NPR/WBUR, among others. His work has also been featured by NPR’s All Things Considered.

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