Dr. Howard is on the steering committee of the Planetary Health Alliance, President of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE), on the board of the Global Climate and Health Alliance, is the Co-Chair for North America of the World Organization of National Colleges, Academies and Academic Associations of General Practitioners/Family Physicians (WONCA) working group on the environment, and sits on the boards of the Canadian Medical Association, Health in Harmony, and her local environmental NGO, Ecology North. She represented the voice of health at the Canada/UK “Powering Past Coal” announcement at COP23.
Dr. Courtney Howard is an Emergency Physician in Yellowknife, in Canada’s subarctic and board president of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment. Motivated by work on a Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) pediatric malnutrition project in Djibouti, and by climate-related health impacts on her Northern patient population, she spends approximately half of her time working at the intersection of climate change and health.
She was the first author on the 2017 and 2018 Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change Briefings for Canadian Policymakers as well as being the 2018 International Policy Director for the Lancet Countdown. She is also the proud mother of two young girls and a trained dancer.
Presenting | T9: Climate, Health, Equity and You