Jennifer Galvin

Port Washington, New York, United States


Jennifer Galvin, Sc.D., M.P.H. Dr. Galvin - scientist, filmmaker, educator and entrepreneur - 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. She is a published author, recently contributing to the book Oceans and Human Health: Risks and Remedies from the Seas (2008, Elsevier), and 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 at Harvard Medical School 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 includes: Eating the Ocean (in production with FRONTLINE/World); Free Swim (2009); La Transition (2009); Once Upon A Tide (2008); We, Sea: Photographs and Words from the Children of South Eleuthera (2007) [companion book to the award winning film Free Swim]; Caguayo (2006); Healthy Ocean, Healthy Humans (2005). 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.