Génon K. Jensen
Génon K. Jensen is the Founder and Executive Director of HEAL. Genon has been an official member of the World Health Organization’s European Environment and Health process representing the health sector since 2000. She is also on the Steering Committee of the International POPs Elimination Network, and serves as the coordinator for the working groups on climate and asthma of the US Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE) and the CHE EDC Strategy working group.
Before setting up HEAL, she was the Director of the European Public Health Alliance. She has a degree in journalism and international politics from George Washington University in Washington, DC and an MA in European Administrative Studies from the College of Europe, Belgium.
Genon frequently contributes articles on environmental health policy, including on children’s health, pesticides, mercury, endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and climate change, to various European and international specialist publications and newsletters.
She is a co-author of several publications and reports, including “Halting the child brain drain: why we need to tackle global mercury contamination” (2006), “Cutting back on pesticides for healthier lives” (2007), "Acting NOW for better health: A 30% reduction target for EU climate policy” (2010), “The Unpaid Health Bill: How coal power plants make us sick” (2013), and “Health costs in the EU - How much is related to EDCs?” (2014).
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