Harvard Center for the Environment Director Daniel Schrag spoke with Jennifer Leaning and Michael VanRooyen, both physicians expert in humanitarian responses to disasters. Leaning, an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and director of the Inter-University Initiative on Humanitarian Studies and Field Practice, served from 2005-2009 as founding director of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI). Michael VanRooyen, HHI’s current director, is an associate professor of medicine at HMS and associate professor of global health and population at Harvard School of Public Health who has worked extensively in humanitarian assistance in more than 30 countries affected by war and natural disasters.

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