Barbara Gottlieb

Director, Environment & Health, Physicians for Social Responsibility

Barbara Gottlieb is Director of Environment and Health at Physicians for Social Responsibility, where she guides PSR’s work on climate, energy and toxics. She engages PSR’s health professional members and its chapters across the country in work that will measurably reduce greenhouse gas emissions, replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy and energy efficiency. She also is an author or co-author of a number of PSR’s reports and white papers and advocates on issues of climate and air quality. Previously she served as Environment and Health Deputy Director, directing “Code Black,” PSR’s program on coal. Her earlier work encompasses several decades in the nonprofit sector, where she carried out grassroots organizing, advocacy, fundraising and communications. At the Women’s Edge Coalition, she conducted outreach to women’s organizations around the world and mobilized members to take action on international assistance policy. As the deputy director of the Center for Media Education, she helped design and manage a research project on youth use of electronic media for civic engagement. Earlier, Ms. Gottlieb directed a nonprofit that raised funds for grassroots development projects in Central America. She also lived in Guatemala for five years, where she worked for an indigenous organization conducting community-led sustainable development.