Harleen Marwah, MD, MS
Pediatric Resident, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Harleen Marwah, MD MS is the Founding Chair of Medical Students for a Sustainable Future. Marwah was selected as one of the 2021 Grist 50 Fixers and earned the 2020 Health Care Without Harm Emerging Physician Leader Award in recognition of her work founding and leading Medical Students for a Sustainable Future.
Prior to medical school, Marwah earned her M.S. in Global Medicine and B.S. in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention from the University of Southern California. She also collaborated with the United Nations on the Paris Climate Agreement, attending the COP20 in Lima, Peru and the COP21 in Paris, France. During medical school, she continued her active engagement at the intersection of health and climate change through research, curriculum reform, and advocacy.
Harleen recognizes the need for clinicians and medical students to drive solutions and advocate for communities. Further, she realizes how the formidable challenges that climate change poses can be intimidating for people to act on individually. She founded Medical Students for a Sustainable Future in 2019 to bring together medical students for a collaborative effort to act on climate. She is inspired by the work of this community, as medical students from around the world unite to work for a healthy future.