Jennifer Galvin, Sc.D., M.P.H.
Dr. Galvin - scientist, filmmaker, educator and writer - uses her background in public health and environmental science to inform her work as a filmmaker. Galvin holds a Sc.D. in environmental health from the Exposure, Epidemiology and Risk Program at the Harvard School of Public Health, a M.P.H. in environmental epidemiology from Yale University, and a B.S. in aquatic biology from Brown University. Galvin has been working in the arena of ocean and human health since 1998 and is a published author, recently contributing to the book Oceans and Human Health: Risks and Remedies from the Seas (2008, Elsevier). She has consulted on several media projects, including the World of Water film series at the New England Aquarium and with the Center for Health and the Global Environment to create two award winning films, Once Upon A Tide, narrated by Linda Hunt, and Healthy Ocean, Healthy Humans, narrated by Meryl Streep. Galvin was selected to the American Film Institute's (AFI) 2004 Catalyst Workshop for science storytelling and screenwriting, and to the 2006 Pan Caribbean Project for Environmental Film and Wildlife Documentaries Residency held at Escuela Internacional de Cine y Television (EICTV), Cuba. Her work in Cuba resulted in Caguayo, which has screened from the US to Spain. In late 2006 she published We, Sea, a book about the ocean's impact on the lives of Bahamian children, as told through their own photographs and in their own words. The book's companion documentary film, the award winning Free Swim, was released in 2009. Galvin is also a Trustee and Selection Committee Member of the Henry David Thoreau Foundation and on the Board of Directors of Swim to Empower.