The Pacific Planetary Health Initiative (PPHI) is a collaborative, international, and interdisciplinary study of the Micronesian, Melanesian, and Polynesian people of the Pacific Islands. PPHI is a collaboration among the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, University of California Santa Barbara, University of California Santa Cruz, American University, University of Wollongong, the Pacific Community, and national ministries of participating nations. We are broadly interested in how the interactive dynamics of marine ecosystem transformation, socio-demographic and cultural changes, and trade globalization influence the food system, and consequently, shape human nutritional outcomes. Our research approach is embedded in social-ecological theory and uses a planetary health perspective.
Top image: Jacob Eurich
Left side image: Katherine Seto