Bio

Jamie Harvie is a nationally recognized thought leader through his extensive experience at the intersection of healthcare and ecological health. For this work, he has been interviewed and cited in Time Magazine, USA Today, Minnesota and National Public Radio.

Jamie holds a degree in civil engineering and a has background in physiology. His expertise includes the coordination of a national mercury elimination campaign for which he led negotiations with the top US retailers to voluntarily eliminate the sale of mercury thermometers. His leadership, in collaboration with the healthcare sector,  led to the successful coordination and passage of mercury legislation and virtual elimination of healthcare mercury product use across the United States and globally.

He served on the steering committee for the Green Guide for Healthcare, the healthcare sector’s first quantifiable sustainable design and operations toolkit; which included the coordination and development of the nation’s first healthcare food service metrics.

Jamie founded the Healthy Food in Healthcare initiative in which he directed a nationwide collaboration of NGO, clinician and healthcare partners to create nationally awarded healthcare food policy and practice change prevention models.

He is the founder of the Commons Health which has developed a new holistic placed-based, health creation framework linking integrative medicine and an ecological model of health. Commons Health hosts an annual Commons Health conference series and was instrumental in catalyzing healthcare sugar free beverage policies in the upper mid-west.

Jamie served on the Creating Health Collaborative, an international cohort of healthcare and community innovators formed to explore and catalyze transformative models of health creation. He co-organized the Sustainable Global Health Symposium to harness learning across the globe and explore the transformations required for a healthy sustainable world.

Jamie also serves as the Coordinating Director of The Food Commons which was  described in The Nation magazine in 2017 as “one of the most ambitious regional efforts to reimagine the food system from farm to plate.”

In 2018, Jamie was selected as one of 25 North American BALLE (Businesses Aligned for  Local Living Economies) Fellows,  leaders who are advancing the development of healthy, equitable local economies. Local Economy Fellows are selected based on their vision, their leadership, and their role as strategic connectors, supporters, and influencers of local entrepreneurs and their businesses.

Jamie speaks internationally on ecological health, community and prevention issues for events offered by CleanMed, the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine, Integrative Medicine for the Underserved, the American Dietetics Association, the American Medical Students Association, Healthy Foods Healthy Lives–a Harvard Medical School and Culinary Institute of American collaboration, Mercury Free Health Care–Malaysia, Health Promoting Hospitals–China and International Congress of Integrative Health and Medicine–Germany.

Jamie offers local, national and international consulting services. Some of his clients have included the Blue Green Alliance, Democracy Collaborative, City of San Francisco, World Health Organization and the Chinese Environmental Protection Agency. He is the author of numerous health and prevention journal articles and is a contributor to the textbook Integrative Medicine.