Aaron Bernstein is the Associate Director of the Center for Health and the Global Environment and a pediatric hospitalist at Children’s Hospital Boston. Dr. Bernstein’s work examines the human health effects of global environmental changes, such as climate change and the loss of biodiversity, with the aim of promoting a deeper understanding of these subjects among students, educators, policy makers, and the public.
Having attended Stanford University for college, he received graduate degrees in medicine and public health from the University of Chicago and Harvard University, respectively. He is a recipient of Stanford University’s Firestone Medal for Research and a Harvard University Zuckerman Fellowship.
With Nobel Laureate Eric Chivian, he co-authored and co-edited the Oxford University Press book Sustaining Life which received the distinction of best biology book of 2008 from the Library Journal along with Bert Holldobler and E.O. Wilson’s The Superorganism.
An avid bicyclist, Dr. Bernstein peddles to and from work year round.
Photo by Suzi Camarata