Samuel S. Myers is a Senior Research Scientist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health who works at the intersection of human health and global environmental change. He received his B.A. from Harvard College, his M.D. from Yale, performed his residency in internal medicine at the University of California, San Francisco and received his MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health. He is also an Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine.
Dr. Myers was Manager of an integrated conservation and development project in the Qomolangma Nature Preserve in Tibet for two years, worked as a fellow at USAID and was a Senior Director at Conservation International, designing and implementing community-level projects integrating population, health, and natural resource management in conservation “hotspots.”
After completing a General Medicine Fellowship at Harvard Medical School and his MPH at Harvard School of Public Health, he launched a research career focused on quantifying the human health impacts of changes in the structure and function of Earth’s natural systems. He currently leads five multidisciplinary research teams investigating 1) the global nutritional impacts of rising concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere; 2) the health impacts of land management decisions in Southeast Asia associated with biomass burning and particulate air pollution; 3) the nutritional impacts of reduced access to wildlife (bushmeat) in the diet in Madagascar; 4) the local (in Madagascar) and global consequences of fisheries decline for human nutrition and health; and 5) the impact of animal pollinator declines on human nutrition at a global scale.