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Cristina (Maria) Tirado - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Cristina (Maria) Tirado Cristina (Maria) Tirado

Clinical Assistant Professor of Environmental Science | Loyola Marymount University


Seaver College of Science and Engineering


Phone: 310-568-6214
Email: Cristina.Tirado@lmu.edu
Office Location: Life Sciences Building 389
Dr. Cristina Tirado is a professor at the Environmental Sciences Program at the Collage for Science and Engineering and Director of International Programs at the Center for Urban Resilience at Loyola Marymount University. She works at the interface between science and policy related to climate change, health, food and sustainable development with the University, WHO, FAO, UNEP, governments, and NGOs worldwide. She has served as WHO Food Regional Adviser in Europe (53 countries) and in Latin America (45 countries), as Coordinator of the WHO Food-borne Surveillance Program at the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment in Berlin and Director of the PHI's Center for Climate Change and Health in Oakland California. Currently she serves as policy adviser for several UN organizations, she moderates the UN Standing Committee of Nutrition group on Climate Change and Nutrition and serves in the Secretariat of the Mediterranean Cities for Climate Change Consortium (MC-4).
Cristina has been mainstreaming health, nutrition and gender issues around the UNFCCC work, she has been a key partnerships' driver at Rio+20, she contributed through the Women Major Group to the HL consultations for the SDGs and 2030 agenda and currently to the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable development. Cristina has been contributing author of the health chapter of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) AR4, she has been nominated lead author of the IPCC AR6 health chapter to be published in 2021 and she has authored numerous research and policy publications and books. She is a DVM, with MS/PhD degrees in Environmental Sciences from Cornell University.

Areas of Expertise (4)



Climate Change


Industry Expertise (15)



International Trade and Development

Government Relations

Fishery and Aquaculture


Food Production

Agriculture and Farming

Food Processing

Consumer Goods

Environmental Services

Health and Wellness

International Affairs

Public Policy

Restaurant/Food Service