Mark M. Shimamoto
Health Program Lead
National Coordination Office (NCO)
Mark Shimamoto serves as the Health Program Lead for USGCRP's National Coordination Office. In this position, Mark oversees the Interagency Crosscutting Group on Climate Change and Human Health (CCHHG), which convenes Federal scientists to address key gaps in understanding how global change affects human health. His responsibilities include planning, coordination, and execution of the CCHHG’s priorities as well as facilitating the integration of health across other USGCRP program areas. Additionally, Mark is coordinating the development of the upcoming USGCRP report, The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment.
Prior to joining USGCRP, Mark worked as a Clinical Research Coordinator at the University of California, Irvine's Medical Center, where he supervised clinical trials focused on the abatement of gastrointestinal diseases.
Mark earned a Master's of Public Health (MPH) degree in Environmental Health Science and Policy from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University and a B.A. in Social Ecology from UC Irvine. He is also a member of the public health honorary society, Delta Omega.