Renzo Guinto

Environment | Philippines

2016 New Voices Fellow


A 2016 Aspen New Voices Fellow, Renzo R. Guinto, MD DrPH is Associate Professor of Global and Planetary Health at the SingHealth Duke-NUS Global Health Institute, Duke-NUS Medical School, National University of Singapore. He is also Visiting Professor and Former Director of the Planetary and Global Health Program of the St. Luke’s Medical Center College of Medicine in the Philippines. Currently, Renzo is a member of the National Panel of Technical Experts of the Philippine Climate Change Commission; World Health Organization’s Technical Advisory Group on the ethics of climate and health; editorial boards of The Lancet Planetary Health and PLOS Global Public Health; and two Lancet Commissions – The O’Neill-Lancet Commission on Racism, Structural Discrimination, and Global Health, and The Lancet Commission on Sustainable Healthcare. An Obama Foundation Asia-Pacific Leader, Renzo has served as consultant for various organizations including the WHO, World Bank, USAID, and Wellcome Trust. He also serves as convener of Planetary Health Philippines, and chair of the Committee on Environmental Health and Ecology of the Philippine Medical Association and of the Thematic Working Group on Climate Resilient and Sustainable Health Systems of Health Systems Global. Renzo obtained his Doctor of Public Health from Harvard University and Doctor of Medicine from the University of the Philippines Manila, and received further training from Oxford, LSHTM, Copenhagen, Western Cape, Institute of Tropical Medicine-Antwerp, and East-West Center (Hawaii). In 2020, he was included by Tatler Magazine in its Gen.T List of 400 leaders of tomorrow who are shaping Asia’s future. In 2022, Renzo was named one of The Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) and Women of the Philippines for pioneering the field of planetary health in the country.