Iris Blom is a 27-year-old Ph.D. candidate at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine researching how to make health systems more sustainable and resilient 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 COP25, COP26 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. She has represented medical students worldwide to the World Health Organization during her medical studies and helped set up and was part of the first Steering Committee of the WHO Youth Council.