Scientific Advisors

Plastic Pollution Coalition Scientific Advisors are highly regarded professionals in their respective fields, which range from oceanography to environmental and human health to marine biology to chemistry and more. They advise our team and Coalition members on matters relevant to their area of expertise.

Arlene Blum, Ph.D
Executive Director
Green Science Policy Institute

Sandra Curtis, Ph.D
Mentor, Emerging Leaders’ Cohort
Cancer Free Economy Network’s (CFEN)

Terrence J. Collins, Ph.D.
Director
Institute for Green Science, Carnegie Mellon University
Teresa Heinz Professor of Green Chemistry

Jan Dell, P.E.
Independent Engineer
The Last Beach Cleanup

Sylvia Earle, Ph.D
Oceanographer, Explorer, Author & Lecturer
Founder,
Mission Blue

Marcus Eriksen, Ph.D
Explorer & Plastic Pollution Education Specialist
Co-Founder, 5 Gyres

Rolf Halden, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Environmental Security
ASU Biodesign Institute

Jeremy Jackson, Ph.D
Professor
Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Philip J. Landrigan, M.D.
Founding Director
Program in Global Public Health and the Common Good
Boston College

Manasa Mantravadi, MD
Pediatrician
Founder, AHIMSA

Pete Meyers, Ph.D.
Founder & Chief Scientist
Environmental Health News

Wallace J. Nichols, Ph.D
Marine Biologist
Chairman, California Academy of Sciences

Charles Rolsky, Ph.D
Student in Evolutionary Biology
ASU Biodesign Institute

Hideshige Takada, Ph.D
Professor of Organic Geochemistry
Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology

Tierney Thys, Ph.D
Marine Biologist
Emerging Explorer, National Geographic

Janette Wallis, Ph.D
Primatologist
International Primatological Society

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