The Planetary Health Alliance
Robert Engelman is writer and researcher affiliated as a Senior Fellow with the Population Institute and the Worldwatch Institute in Washington, DC. From 2014 through 2016 Engelman directed Worldwatch’s Family Planning and Environmental Sustainability Assessment project. His research interests include and environmental sustainability, gender, reproductive health, and population. From 2011 to 2014 he served as President of Worldwatch, an environmental think tank, after holding the position as Vice President for Programs from 2007 to 2011. Prior to joining Worldwatch Engelman held various research leadership positions while working for 15 years at Population Action International (now PAI). As a newspaper reporter covering science, health and the environment as well as national politics from the late 1970s to the early 1990s, Engelman co-founded the Society of Environmental Journalists and reported from Mexico, Central America, and Haiti as well as the United States. His writing has been published in Nature, Science, Scientific American, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. His book More: Population, Nature, and What Women Want (2008, Island Press) was recognized with a Population Institute Global Media Award. He has served as a visiting lecturer on the faculty of Yale University, where over several years he co-taught classes in the College on population issues.