Neelu Tummala is a surgeon and clinical assistant professor of surgery at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She has a focused interest in the public health impacts of climate change and is a prolific writer and lecturer on this issue. She advocates for climate policy and legislation that will benefit public health and educates both medical and nonmedical audiences on the intersection of climate and health. She has been featured by NPRs Here and Now and is on the Steering Committee for Virginia Clinicians for Climate Action, the Board for the Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions and is on the Associate Board of City Year DC. She is a trained Climate Reality Leader and works with The Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health, the Union of Concerned Scientists, ecoAmerica and Environment America as a volunteer activist and educator.