A Filipino physician with broad interests in global health and sustainable development, Dr. Renzo Guinto is a first year Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) candidate at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Currently, Renzo is the president and founder of the Sustainability & Health Student Forum at the Harvard Chan School, and works for the Climate, Energy, and Health Program at the Harvard Center for Health and the Global Environment.
Before coming to Harvard, he worked on a wide range of issues, from universal health coverage and migrant health to climate change and global health governance. Most notably, he served as manager of the Healthy Energy Initiative of Health Care Without Harm in Asia; co-investigator at the Universal Health Care Study Group of the University of the Philippines; and consultant in the International Organization for Migration and Philippine Department of Health. Renzo was a member of several committees, including: Philippine Medical Association’s Committee on Environmental Health; WHO steering committee on SDH and transformative education; and The Lancet-University of Oslo Youth Commission on Global Governance for Health. He was also a member of the Philippine and global health sector delegations at the 21st Conference of Parties (COP 21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris, France. He was bestowed numerous accolades both locally and abroad including: 2012 New Voices in Global Health by The Lancet; 2014 Emerging Voices in Global Health by the Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp; 2015 Emerging Leader by the World Heart Federation in Lima, Peru; and most recently, 2016 New Voices Fellowship by the Aspen Institute.