TEDxBoston

Alexander More

Associate Professor of Environmental Health & Chair/Director, Climate Change & Public Health.
Alexander More is a climate and health scientist. He is Associate Professor of Environmental Health at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, Associate Research Professor at the Climate Change Institute (UMaine) and Group Leader for climate & health at SoHP at Harvard University, where he earned his PhD.

With projects spanning four continents, Dr. More uses cutting-edge tools and a center for science communications (ECHO) to engage the public in the realities of climate change and the quest for solutions to it. He leads a project on the impact of environmental change on human and ecosystem health and the economy. Dr. More combines natural, archaeological, economic and public health data in landmark articles and interviews featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, The Guardian, Popular Science, Natural History Magazine, and more than 150 other print and online publications worldwide.  He is founder and director of ECHO (Environmental Center for Climate Change Communications, Conservation, Health and Ocean research), which connects scientists to a select network of high-level press contacts, amplifying the impact of new discoveries.

Dr. More served as a staffer in the U.S. Senate office of Sen. Ted Kennedy while he was drafting the Affordable Care Act. He a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and The Explorers Club, and a former fellow of The Theodore Roosevelt Institute (LIU) and Dumbarton Oaks Research Center (Harvard), and former Managing Director of the World Ocean Forum. All his published data is freely available to the public, and also displayed on Harvard MAPS, a groundbreaking, Google-maps-like website that overlaps ultra-high-resolution environmental, health, and economic big data in maps that use AI and machine learning to find trends humans could never see.

Raised in southern Italy and Greece in the early part of his life, Dr. More moved permanently to New York City on his own to complete his secondary education. He attended college in Chicago and eventually Washington University in St. Louis. He continued his studies in an interdisciplinary PhD program at Harvard University, where he earned multiple teaching awards and where he has conducted research for the past 16 years.
He lives in Hull, Massachusetts.