Dr. Arnab Ghosh Named a 2024 NIH Climate and Health Scholar

Dr. Arnab Ghosh, Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine, was recently named a National Institutes of Health (NIH) 2024 Climate and Health Scholar. This is the NIH’s second year doing the program. Dr. Ghosh is one of seven established scientists withexpertise in climate and health who will continue work on the NIH’s effort to reduce health threats from climate change across the lifespan and build health resilience in individuals, communities, and nations around the world, especially among those at highest risk.


Dr. Arnab Ghosh

A fellow of the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability, the Cornell Center of Health Equity, and a Visiting Fellow in the Office of Emergency Management at NYC Health + Hospitals, Dr. Ghosh’s work is funded by the NIH, National Science Foundation (NSF), Environmental Defense Fund, and several other funding bodies. He is the current co-chair of the national subcommittee of health policy and research at the Society of General Internal Medicine, the leading society for academic internists in the United States. Prior to his career in academia, he worked as a McKinsey consultant, an HIV/AIDS policy analyst at the United Nations Secretariat, and practiced medicine in remote, resource-limited settings as an emergency physician. 

Dr. Ghosh received his medical degree and graduate degree in development studies at the University of Melbourne, Australia, and graduate degrees in health policy and clinical/translational sciences at Cornell University. He undertook his training in emergency medicine at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, and internal medicine at Bellevue Hospital/NYU School of Medicine. He continues to practice medicine and currently serves as a medical officer as part of the Disaster Medical Assistant Teams within the U.S. National Disaster Medical System.