National Coordination Office (NCO)
Mark Shimamoto serves as the Health Coordinator 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 a member of the Steering Committee for the USGCRP assessment report, The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment. This report is expected to be released in 2016.
Prior to joining USGCRP, Mark earned a B.A. in Social Ecology with a focus in environmental sustainability and health from the University of California, Irvine, and worked as a Clinical Research Coordinator at UC Irvine’s Medical Center, where he supervised clinical trials focused on the abatement of gastrointestinal diseases.
Currently, Mark is completing a Master's of Public Health (MPH) in Environmental Health Science & Policy from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University.