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Renzo Guinto

Renzo Guinto

Plenary 4: Changing Environment


One of the staunchest, most exciting, and most innovative voices for the new discipline of planetary health, Renzo Guinto, MD DrPH is Chief Planetary Doctor of PH Lab – a “glo-cal think-and-do tank” for advancing the health of both people and the planet. He is Associate Professor of the Practice of Global Public Health and Inaugural Director of the Global Health Program of the St. Luke’s College of Medicine-William H. Quasha Memorial in the Philippines.

Renzo is an Obama Foundation Asia-Pacific Leader, Aspen Institute New Voices Fellow, and Climate Reality Leader (through the initiative of former US Vice President Al Gore). Currently he is member of the Editorial Advisory Board of The Lancet Planetary Health; adviser to the Forum on Climate Change and Health of the World Innovation Summit for Health in Qatar; and Next Generation One Health Adviser of the Lancet One Health Commission hosted by the University of Oslo.

Renzo received his Doctor of Public Health degree from Harvard University and Doctor of Medicine from the University of the Philippines. He has traveled to and lectured in nearly 50 countries; published more than 100 articles in scientific journals, books, and popular media; and directed and produced short films that communicate the message of planetary healing to the world.