Dr. Renzo Guinto
Associate Professor, Practice of Global Public Health and Inaugural Director of the Planetary and Global Health Program, St. Luke’s Medical Center College of Medicine, the Philippines
An Obama Foundation Asia-Pacific Leader and Aspen Institute New Voices Fellow, Renzo has served as consultant for various organizations including the World Health Organization, World Bank, USAID, Wellcome Trust, and Health Care Without Harm, and been a member of numerous international committees, advisory and editorial boards, and professional networks, including the editorial advisory board of The Lancet Planetary Health, and five Lancet Commissions such as The O’Neill-Lancet Commission on Racism, Structural Discrimination and Global Health (Georgetown University) and The Lancet Commission on Sustainable Healthcare (Yale University and University of British Columbia).
Renzo obtained his Doctor of Public Health from Harvard University and Doctor of Medicine from the University of the Philippines Manila, and received further training from Oxford, Copenhagen, Western Cape, and East-West Center (Hawaii). He has traveled to and lectured in nearly 60 countries and 100 universities across the world; published more than 200 reports and articles in scientific journals, books, and popular media; and directed and produced short films that communicate the message of planetary healing to the world.
In 2020, he was included by Tatler Magazine in its Gen.T List of 400 leaders of tomorrow who are shaping Asia’s future.
In 2022, Renzo was named one of The Outstanding Young Men and Women of the Philippines for his contributions to health and medicine and for pioneering the field of planetary health in the country.
In 2023, the St. Luke’s Planetary and Global Health Program which he founded was awarded the inaugural CUGH-Velji Planetary Health Innovation Award by the Consortium of Universities for Global Health.