Laura Bozzi, PhD, leads the Climate Change Program at the Rhode Island Department of Health. In that role, Laura helps Rhode Islanders prepare for the health effects of climate change through policy change, public education, research and date collection, and developing tools that assist individuals, businesses, and organizations to become more resilient. She is a chapter lead for the Governor- commissioned Statewide Climate Resiliency Action Strategy.
Over her career, Laura has worked across the United State -- from Oregon and West Virginia to Washington, DC and Rhode Island – in environmental protection, food systems, and fisheries. Laura has been appointed as a member to the State of Rhode Island's Executive Climate Change Coordinating Council (EC4) Advisory Board and the Agricultural Lands Preservation Commission. She also serves as Co-Director of the New Leaders Council of RI. Laura earned PhD and master’s degrees from Yale University in Forestry and Environmental Studies and a B.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, also from Yale University.
Fellow at a Glance
Rhode Island Department of Health
Environmental & Public Health
Environmental Policy & Law
Natural Resource Management
Sustainable Agriculture and Food Policy