Jay Lemery, MD, is a professor of emergency medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and co-director of the Climate and Health Program there. Dr. Lemery launched the first U.S. climate and health science policy fellowship for physicians in 2017, in partnership with five federal agencies and numerous non-profit organizations. He is currently the medical director for the National Science Foundation’s Polar Research Program and the associate element scientist of the Exploration Medical Capability Element of NASA's Human Research Program. From 2014-2016, he was the EMS medical director for the United States Antarctic Program.
Dr. Lemery also holds academic appointments at the Harvard School of Public Health (FXB Center), where he is a contributing editor for the journal Health and Human Rights, and he was guest editor for the publication's special edition on climate Justice. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and in 2021, was elected to the National Academy of Medicine.