Core Team Leaders
The Commission is chaired by Philip Landrigan, MD, a distinguished professor and
physician, and the Dean for Global Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount
Sinai, and by Richard Fuller, Founder and President of Pure Earth and Secretariat of the
Global Alliance on Health and Pollution.
The work of the Commission is overseen by a Steering Committee comprising:
Philip Landrigan, Commission Co-Chairman and Lead Author of Commission Report
Chapter 1; Richard Fuller, Commission Co-Chairman and Co-Lead Author of
Commission Report Chapter 4; Maureen Cropper, Co-Lead Author of Commission
Report Chapter 2; Alan Krupnick, Co-Lead Author of Commission Report Chapter 2;
Karti Sandilya, Lead Author of Commission Report Chapter 3; David Hanrahan, Co-
Lead Author of Commission Report Chapter 4; Andrew McCartor, Commission
Program Manager; Tim Kasten, representing the United Nations Environment
Programme; and Yewande Awe, representing the World Bank Group
The Chairmen are joined by an esteemed group of Commissioners from around the
world, which includes former heads of state, leaders of development agencies;
Ministers of Heath and Environment; a Nobel Laureate; distinguished physicians,
economists and scientists; noted environmental advocates and public figures.
Research and drafting for the Commission Report is coordinated through the office of
the GAHP Secretariat, Pure Earth, and includes contributions from Commissioners,
partner organizations, advisors, consultants and in-house staff. The Commission
Report will go through three phases of review before publication: an initial review by the
Steering Committee, a review by the Commissioners and a full peer-review according
to the internal publication guidelines of The Lancet.