P. Gregg Greenough
Dr. Greenough is an emergency physician and spatial epidemiologist who studies public health in conflict- and disaster-affected populations. After graduating from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (1989), he completed Emergency Medicine residency at UCLA (1996) and earned an MPH degree in Epidemiology and an MS degree in Geographic Information Systems (1998, 2020) from Johns Hopkins University. He worked in relief operations in the Balkans, Central America, the US, and Haiti and has researched nutrition and food security (West Bank and Gaza Strip), refugee health systems (Colombia, Tanzania, Kenya, Thailand), human security and landmines (Angola, Lebanon), mass sheltering and disease (Hurricane Katrina, US Gulf Coast), mass gathering surveillance systems (India), gender-based health outcomes (Darfur, Cameroon, Syria, Bangladesh), the use of open platforms, mapping, spatial and remote-sensing tools (Colombia, US Gulf Coast, Bangladesh) and climate and crisis modeling (Somaliland). He currently focuses on spatial analysis and remote-sensing applications to health outcomes of populations in crisis, exploring implications of climate variability, resource availability, environmental justice and urbanization on human migration and health. Based at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), he co-directs its Humanitarian Geo-analytics Program and teaches research methods for humanitarian populations at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He holds a faculty appointment at Harvard Medical School and attends in the emergency department at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
The Salata Institute
The Salata Institute supports interdisciplinary research that leads to real-world action, including high-risk/high-reward projects by researchers already working in the climate area and new endeavors that make it easier for Harvard scholars, who have not worked on climate problems, to do so.