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Christopher Deweir Golden, Ph.D.

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Biography
Harvard College, Cambridge, MABA06/2005Environmental Conservation
UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CAMPH05/2010Epidemiology
UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CAPhD05/2011Environmental Science, Policy, and Management
Harvard University Center for the Environment, Cambridge, MAPost-doc06/2013Planetary Health

Overview
I am an ecologist and epidemiologist interested in the interface of ecosystem service provisioning and human health, specifically in the context of global trends in biodiversity loss and ecosystem transformation. Since 1999, I have been conducting ecological and public health research in Madagascar. Most broadly, I am interested in local people’s dependence on natural resources for obtaining adequate health. This interest has led to various studies into connections between marine and terrestrial wildlife consumption and the incidence of micronutrient deficiencies, the importance of botanical ethnomedicines and geophagy to local health, and the eco-epidemiology of malaria and the human microbiome given current trends in biodiversity loss and land use change. Beyond Madagascar, I have been leading a collaborative research program that evaluates the connections among climate change, fisheries management and ocean governance, and food security and human nutrition in coastal populations around the world. Given trends in mass fisheries declines, coral bleaching, and raising sea surface temperatures that will drive fisheries away from the Equator and toward the Poles, food-insecure populations across the globe will be deprived of a critical nutritional resource. Our group tackles this subject by modeling potential health futures and determining what types of interventions may be able to buffer against these impacts.

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  1. Randrianambinintsoa FJ, Depaquit J, Martinet JP, Golden CD, Boyer S, Robert V, Tantely LM. Two new phlebotomine sandflies (Diptera: Psychodidae) from the forest edge in Madagascar: the anthropophilic Phlebotomus artemievi sp. nov. and Sergentomyia maroantsetra ensis sp. nov. Parasitol Res. 2020 Apr; 119(4):1177-1199. PMID: 32246259.
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  2. Annapragada A, Borgerson C, Iams S, Ravelomanantsoa MA, Crawford GC, Helin M, Anjaranirina EJG, Randriamady HJ, Golden CD. Modeling the Impact of Newcastle Disease Virus Vaccinations on Chicken Production Systems in Northeastern Madagascar. Front Vet Sci. 2019; 6:305. PMID: 31612142.
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  3. Golden CD, Borgerson C, Rice BL, Allen LH, Anjaranirina EJG, Barrett CB, Boateng G, Gephart JA, Hampel D, Hartl DL, Knippenberg E, Myers SS, Ralalason DH, Ramihantaniarivo H, Randriamady H, Shahab-Ferdows S, Vaitla B, Volkman SK, Vonona MA. Cohort Description of the Madagascar Health and Environmental Research-Antongil (MAHERY-Antongil) Study in Madagascar. Front Nutr. 2019; 6:109. PMID: 31428615.
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  4. Golden CD, Vaitla B, Ravaoliny L, Vonona MA, Anjaranirina EG, Randriamady HJ, Glahn RP, Guth SE, Fernald LC, Myers SS. Seasonal trends of nutrient intake in rainforest communities of north-eastern Madagascar. Public Health Nutr. 2019 08; 22(12):2200-2209. PMID: 31112110.
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  5. Bustamante ND, Golden CD, Randrianasolo JF, Parmar P. A qualitative evaluation of health care in the Maroantsetra region of Madagascar. Int Health. 2019 05 01; 11(3):185-192. PMID: 30265340.
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  6. Veidis EM, Myers SS, Almada AA, Golden CD. A call for clinicians to act on planetary health. Lancet. 2019 05 18; 393(10185):2021. PMID: 31010594.
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  7. Naidoo R, Gerkey D, Hole D, Pfaff A, Ellis AM, Golden CD, Herrera D, Johnson K, Mulligan M, Ricketts TH, Fisher B. Evaluating the impacts of protected areas on human well-being across the developing world. Sci Adv. 2019 04; 5(4):eaav3006. PMID: 30949578.
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  8. Fisher B, Herrera D, Adams D, Fox HE, Gallagher L, Gerkey D, Gill D, Golden CD, Hole D, Johnson K, Mulligan M, Myers SS, Naidoo R, Pfaff A, Rasolofoson R, Selig ER, Tickner D, Treuer T, Ricketts T. Can nature deliver on the sustainable development goals? Lancet Planet Health. 2019 03; 3(3):e112-e113. PMID: 30904104.
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  9. Marushka L, Kenny TA, Batal M, Cheung WWL, Fediuk K, Golden CD, Salomon AK, Sadik T, Weatherdon LV, Chan HM. Potential impacts of climate-related decline of seafood harvest on nutritional status of coastal First Nations in British Columbia, Canada. PLoS One. 2019; 14(2):e0211473. PMID: 30811408.
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  10. Almada A, Myers SS, Golden CD, Burke KS, Luby SP. Planetary Health Alliance 2019 call for abstracts. Lancet Planet Health. 2019 03; 3(3):e111. PMID: 30777733.
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  11. Pasolli E, Asnicar F, Manara S, Zolfo M, Karcher N, Armanini F, Beghini F, Manghi P, Tett A, Ghensi P, Collado MC, Rice BL, DuLong C, Morgan XC, Golden CD, Quince C, Huttenhower C, Segata N. Extensive Unexplored Human Microbiome Diversity Revealed by Over 150,000 Genomes from Metagenomes Spanning Age, Geography, and Lifestyle. Cell. 2019 01 24; 176(3):649-662.e20. PMID: 30661755.
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  12. Vaitla B, Collar D, Smith MR, Myers SS, Rice BL, Golden CD. Predicting nutrient content of ray-finned fishes using phylogenetic information. Nat Commun. 2018 09 25; 9(1):3742. PMID: 30254265.
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  13. Brook CE, Herrera JP, Borgerson C, Fuller EC, Andriamahazoarivosoa P, Rasolofoniaina BJR, Randrianasolo JLRR, Rakotondrafarasata ZRE, Randriamady HJ, Dobson AP, Golden CD. Population viability and harvest sustainability for Madagascar lemurs. Conserv Biol. 2019 02; 33(1):99-111. PMID: 29896899.
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  14. Passarelli S, Canavan CR, Paarlberg R, Juma C, Akyeampong E, Fekadu H, Golden CD, Gunaratna NS, Jaacks LM, Kennedy E, Madzorera I, McCann J, Nwanze K, Sauerborn R, Tang L, Webb P, Willett WC, Fawzi WW. Harnessing University Strengths in Multisectoral Collaborations for Planetary Health. Curr Dev Nutr. 2018 Dec; 2(12):nzy063. PMID: 30569029.
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  15. McCauley DJ, Jablonicky C, Allison EH, Golden CD, Joyce FH, Mayorga J, Kroodsma D. Wealthy countries dominate industrial fishing. Sci Adv. 2018 08; 4(8):eaau2161. PMID: 30083613.
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  16. Stone SB, Myers SS, Golden CD. Cross-cutting principles for planetary health education. Lancet Planet Health. 2018 05; 2(5):e192-e193. PMID: 29709278.
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  17. Golden CD, Anjaranirina EJG, Fernald LCH, Hartl DL, Kremen C, Milner DA, Ralalason DH, Ramihantaniarivo H, Randriamady H, Rice BL, Vaitla B, Volkman SK, Vonona MA, Myers SS. Cohort Profile: The Madagascar Health and Environmental Research (MAHERY) study in north-eastern Madagascar. Int J Epidemiol. 2017 12 01; 46(6):1747-1748d. PMID: 29040632.
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  18. Myers SS, Golden CD, Almada AA, Grant L. Planetary health research in 2018: a call for abstracts. Lancet Planet Health. 2017 Nov; 1(8):e306. PMID: 29628161.
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  19. Herrera D, Ellis A, Fisher B, Golden CD, Johnson K, Mulligan M, Pfaff A, Treuer T, Ricketts TH. Upstream watershed condition predicts rural children's health across 35 developing countries. Nat Commun. 2017 10 09; 8(1):811. PMID: 28993648.
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  20. Smith MR, Golden CD, Myers SS. Potential rise in iron deficiency due to future anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions. Geohealth. 2017 Aug; 1(6):248-257. PMID: 32158990.
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  21. Canavan CR, Noor RA, Golden CD, Juma C, Fawzi W. Sustainable food systems for optimal planetary health. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2017 06 01; 111(6):238-240. PMID: 29044366.
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  22. Almada AA, Golden CD, Osofsky SA, Myers SS. A case for Planetary Health/GeoHealth. Geohealth. 2017 Apr; 1(2):75-78. PMID: 32158982.
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  23. Myers SS, Smith MR, Guth S, Golden CD, Vaitla B, Mueller ND, Dangour AD, Huybers P. Climate Change and Global Food Systems: Potential Impacts on Food Security and Undernutrition. Annu Rev Public Health. 2017 Mar 20; 38:259-277. PMID: 28125383.
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  24. Rice BL, Golden CD, Anjaranirina EJ, Botelho CM, Volkman SK, Hartl DL. Genetic evidence that the Makira region in northeastern Madagascar is a hotspot of malaria transmission. Malar J. 2016 Dec 20; 15(1):596. PMID: 27998292.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  25. Myers SS, Golden CD, Almada AA, Osofsky SA, Pongsiri MJ. Research in planetary health: a call for abstracts. Lancet. 2016 10 29; 388(10056):2070. PMID: 27968736.
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  26. Golden C. Aquaculture: Are farmed fish just for the wealthy? Golden et al. reply. Nature. 2016 10 13; 538(7624):171. PMID: 27734849.
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  27. Bayles BR, Brauman KA, Adkins JN, Allan BF, Ellis AM, Goldberg TL, Golden CD, Grigsby-Toussaint DS, Myers SS, Osofsky SA, Ricketts TH, Ristaino JB. Ecosystem Services Connect Environmental Change to Human Health Outcomes. Ecohealth. 2016 09; 13(3):443-449. PMID: 27357081.
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  28. Golden CD, Allison EH, Cheung WW, Dey MM, Halpern BS, McCauley DJ, Smith M, Vaitla B, Zeller D, Myers SS. Nutrition: Fall in fish catch threatens human health. Nature. 2016 06 16; 534(7607):317-20. PMID: 27306172.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  29. Smith MR, Micha R, Golden CD, Mozaffarian D, Myers SS. Global Expanded Nutrient Supply (GENuS) Model: A New Method for Estimating the Global Dietary Supply of Nutrients. PLoS One. 2016; 11(1):e0146976. PMID: 26807571.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  30. Farris ZJ, Golden CD, Karpanty S, Murphy A, Stauffer D, Ratelolahy F, Andrianjakarivelo V, Holmes CM, Kelly MJ. Hunting, Exotic Carnivores, and Habitat Loss: Anthropogenic Effects on a Native Carnivore Community, Madagascar. PLoS One. 2015; 10(9):e0136456. PMID: 26375991.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  31. Withey L, Seto K, McCauley DJ, Fiorella KJ, Marsh RA, Abrahms B, Nuñez TA, Golden CD, Brashares JS. Fauna in decline--response. Science. 2014 Nov 14; 346(6211):819-20. PMID: 25395527.
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  32. Miao D, Young SL, Golden CD. A meta-analysis of pica and micronutrient status. Am J Hum Biol. 2015 Jan-Feb; 27(1):84-93. PMID: 25156147.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  33. Brashares JS, Abrahms B, Fiorella KJ, Golden CD, Hojnowski CE, Marsh RA, McCauley DJ, Nuñez TA, Seto K, Withey L. Conservation policy. Wildlife decline and social conflict. Science. 2014 Jul 25; 345(6195):376-8. PMID: 25061187.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  34. Myers SS, Gaffikin L, Golden CD, Ostfeld RS, Redford KH, Ricketts TH, Turner WR, Osofsky SA. Reply to De Coster et al.: Exploring the complexity of ecosystem–human health relationships. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 May 06; 111(18):E1816. PMID: 24918247.
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  35. Golden CD, Bonds MH, Brashares JS, Rasolofoniaina BJ, Kremen C. Economic valuation of subsistence harvest of wildlife in Madagascar. Conserv Biol. 2014 Feb; 28(1):234-43. PMID: 24405165.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  36. Myers SS, Gaffikin L, Golden CD, Ostfeld RS, Redford KH, Ricketts TH, Turner WR, Osofsky SA. Human health impacts of ecosystem alteration. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Nov 19; 110(47):18753-60. PMID: 24218556.
    Citations: 32     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  37. Prugh LR, Golden CD. Does moonlight increase predation risk? Meta-analysis reveals divergent responses of nocturnal mammals to lunar cycles. J Anim Ecol. 2014 Mar; 83(2):504-14. PMID: 24102189.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  38. Andrianaranjaka V, Lin JT, Golden C, Juliano JJ, Randrianarivelojosia M. Activation of minority-variant Plasmodium vivax hypnozoites following artesunate?+?amodiaquine treatment in a 23-year old man with relapsing malaria in Antananarivo, Madagascar. Malar J. 2013 May 31; 12:177. PMID: 23721298.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  39. Golden CD, Rasolofoniaina BJ, Benjamin R, Young SL. Pica and amylophagy are common among Malagasy men, women and children. PLoS One. 2012; 7(10):e47129. PMID: 23082143.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  40. Weinbaum KZ, Brashares JS, Golden CD, Getz WM. Searching for sustainability: are assessments of wildlife harvests behind the times? Ecol Lett. 2013 Jan; 16(1):99-111. PMID: 23062121.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  41. Golden CD, Rasolofoniaina BJ, Anjaranirina EJ, Nicolas L, Ravaoliny L, Kremen C. Rainforest pharmacopeia in Madagascar provides high value for current local and prospective global uses. PLoS One. 2012; 7(7):e41221. PMID: 22848447.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  42. Golden CD, Fernald LC, Brashares JS, Rasolofoniaina BJ, Kremen C. Benefits of wildlife consumption to child nutrition in a biodiversity hotspot. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Dec 06; 108(49):19653-6. PMID: 22106297.
    Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  43. Brashares JS, Golden CD, Weinbaum KZ, Barrett CB, Okello GV. Economic and geographic drivers of wildlife consumption in rural Africa. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Aug 23; 108(34):13931-6. PMID: 21873180.
    Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
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