John M. Balbus, M.D., M.P.H., is the Senior Advisor for Public Health to the Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, where he directs the NIEHS-WHO Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health Sciences.

He serves as HHS principal to the U.S. Global Change Research Program (GCRP) and also co-chairs working groups on Climate Change and Human Health for the GCRP and for the National Institutes of Health.  John has served as lead author or reviewer for recent national and international climate change and health assessments.

John has experience in clinical medicine, epidemiology, toxicology and risk sciences. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College, medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania and public health degree from Johns Hopkins.

He is a member of the BlueHealth External Advisory Board.