Keynote Address

Dr. Marcelo Korc, Ph.D., MPH
Unit Chief, Climate Change and Environmental Determinants of Health
Pan American Health Organization

Wednesday, November 10, 9:30-10:30 AM

Dr. Korc is Chief of the Climate Change and Environmental Determinants of Health Unit at the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO). He has twenty-eight years of experience in designing, planning, and managing strategic efforts and conducting research studies in health equity with emphasis on environmental determinants of health and populations in conditions of vulnerability in the Americas. Prior to joining PAHO/WHO in 1998, he worked in the private sector for Sonoma Technology, Inc. and Independent Project Analysis, Inc.

Dr. Korc obtained a B.Sc. in chemical engineering (cum laude) from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (1987), a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Rochester, New York (1992), and a Master’s in public health from the University of Texas at El Paso (2011). He is the author and coauthor of over 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters and is a member of the U.S. National Environmental Health Association.