Iris Martine Blom

Contact: irisblom@live.nl
Country of Origin: Netherlands 
Institution: University of Amsterdam

Iris Blom is a 26-year old PhD candidate at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine researching how to make health systems more sustainable and resilient in the context of climate change. She is a medical doctor from the Netherlands with a Master's Degree in Global Affairs from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China as a Schwarzman Scholar. She has attended the COP25, COP26 and the first-ever UN Youth Climate Summit to advocate for planetary health. She is the first next-generation representative on the Steering Committee of the Planetary Health Alliance. Currently, she also represents 1.3 million medical students to the World Health Organization and works to ensure the meaningful engagement of youth voices at the highest level of global health decision making.

Publications:
- Planetary Health: Young Academics Ask Universities to Act
- Read Iris's mid-year blog post here

Planetary Health Alliance

The Planetary Health Alliance is a consortium of over 120 dedicated universities, NGOs, government entities, research institutes, and other partners around the world committed to advancing planetary health.
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