Courtney Howard   Steering Committee    Dr Courtney...
Courtney Howard
Steering Committee

Dr Courtney Howard is an Emergency Physician in Canada’s subarctic, a Clinical Associate Professor in the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, and Past-President of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE). She led the 2017-2019 Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change Briefings for Canadian Policymakers and was the 2018 International Policy Director for the Lancet Countdown. 

Dr Howard has researched menstrual cups and wildfires, and led policy work and advocacy regarding ecoanxiety, movement-building, active transport, plant-rich diets, divestment, carbon pricing, coal phase-out, hydraulic fracturing and with regards to Canada’s Oil Sands. She sits on the boards of the Canadian Medical Association, Health in Harmony, the Global Climate and Health Alliance, and the Editorial Advisory Board of the Lancet Planetary Health.

As Co-chair of the advocacy subcommittee of the WHO-Civil Society Working Group on Climate Change and Health, she helped launch a Healthy Recovery initiative which gained the support of two-thirds of the world’s healthcare professionals. Plans for 2021 include finishing off a dance video exploring ecoanxiety (filmed in a melting snow castle!) and publishing CODAChange’s Top 10 Action Items for a Healthy Recovery. There is much good mischief to be made--Onwards!


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