About Gaurab Basu, MD, MPH

Gaurab Basu, MD, MPH is a physician and founding co-director of the Cambridge Health Alliance Center for Health Equity Education and Advocacy (CHEEA). He is an Instructor at Harvard Medical School’s Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, and a Health Equity Fellow at the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Dr. Basu has a background in human rights and global health. He has expertise in health equity medical education and the impacts of climate change on health. He has received numerous awards in medical education, including the Charles McCabe Faculty Prize in Excellence at Harvard Medical School. He serves on Harvard Medical School’s Task Force to Address Racism. His academic work has been published in Academic Medicine, PLOS Medicine, and Annals of Internal Medicine, among others.
Dr. Basu has been recognized nationally for his work in climate change and health equity. He received the Union of Concerned Scientists’ 2020 Science Defender Award. His perspective pieces have appeared in the Boston Globe, Scientific American, the BMJ, Grist, NPR/WBUR, and the Philadelphia Inquirer, among others. His work in climate change medical education has been featured by NPR’s All Things Considered.