Dr. Raffaella Bosurgi has many years of international experience in academia and in the biomedical publishing sector. Since 2016, she has served as the Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet Planetary Health. Prior roles at The Lancet include Senior Editor for The Lancet Infectious Diseases and more recently a Deputy Editor for The Lancet Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Previously, Raffaella worked for Italian energy company Enel Green Power to develop projects aimed at incentivizing renewable energy projects in Italy and in developing countries. Raffaella’s interests include climate change on human health; renewable energy and benefits for the health; environmental change and mental health; land use change and vector-borne disease; sustainable cities; freshwater scarcity and communicable diseases; natural disasters and human displacement. Raffaella combines an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College in London and a PhD in neuroscience from University College of London and University of Freiburg in Germany with a postdoctoral fellowship from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Rome.
“A new reality is emerging. Planetary health is an exciting opportunity for finding alternative solutions for a better and more resilient future. It aims not only to investigate the effects of environmental change on human health, but also to study the political, economic, and social systems that govern those effects.”