President and Co-Founder
Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth
Gary Cohen has been a pioneer in the environmental health movement for thirty-five years. He has helped build coalitions and networks globally to address the health impacts related to toxic chemical exposure and climate change. Gary is Co-Founder and President of Health Care Without Harm, Practice Greenhealth, and Greenhealth Exchange. All three organizations were created to help transform the health care sector to be environmentally sustainable and anchor institutions to support health and resilience in the communities they serve.
In 2013, he was awarded the Champion of Change Award for Climate Change and Public Health by the Whitehouse. In 2015, Gary received a MacArthur Fellowship and was a recipient of a “genius” grant from the MacArthur Foundation.
Yale School of Nursing and Yale School of Public Health