Dr Iris Blom
Research Student - MPhil/PhD - Epidemiology & Population Health
Iris Blom is a Ph.D. candidate at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, researching greenhouse gas mitigation in health care systems and its relation with adaptation in the context of climate change. She is a medical doctor from the Netherlands with a Master's Degree in Global Affairs from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, as a Schwarzman Scholar. She has attended the UNFCCC COP25, COP26, COP27, and the first-ever UN Youth Climate Summit to advocate for planetary health. She is the first next-generation representative on the Steering Committee of the Planetary Health Alliance and serves on the Lancet Commission on Sustainable Healthcare. She represented medical students worldwide to the World Health Organization from 2020 to 2022, during which she jointly set up the WHO Youth Council of the Director-General Dr Tedros. She now continues to support youth engagement with the WHO.