Dr. Courtney Howard
Dr Courtney Howard is an Emergency Physician in Canada’s subarctic, and board President of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE). She was the first author on the 2017-2019 LancetCountdownon Health and Climate Change Briefings for Canadian Policymakers as well as being the 2018 International Policy Director for the LancetCountdown.Dr Howard has led research into menstrual cups and wildfires, and participated in policy work and advocacy regarding active transport, plant-rich diets, health impact assessments, divestment, carbon pricing, coal phase-out, and hydraulic fracturing. She sits on the boards of the Canadian Medical Association, Health in Harmony, and the Global Climate and Health Alliance, is part of the WHO-Civil Society Working Group on Climate Change and Health, and is on the Planetary Health Alliance’s steering committee. She is now the Policy coordinator for the “Earth” section of CODAchange, gearing up for medic-oriented climate action plan release Spring 2020. Onwards!