Marty Ralph

Research Meteorologist, Director of the Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes (CW3E) · UC San Diego

F. Martin Ralph is a research meteorologist focused on understanding the processes that create extremes in precipitation.

Atmospheric Rivers Observations Atmospheric Chemistry Precipitation Hydrometeorology

Jonathan M. Lees, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Earth, Marine and Environmental Sciences (EMES), College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Professor Lees is an expert in fault zones, volcano imaging, explosive volcanism and geothermal imaging.

Geological Sciences Siesmology Volcanology Tomography of Fault Zones Regional Tomographic Inversion

David Boutt

Professor of Earth, Geographic, and Climate Sciences · University of Massachusetts Amherst

David Boutt's research focuses on how water becomes groundwater and the sub-surface processes that impact it along its journey.

Drought Hydrogeology Groundwater Recharge Processes Groundwater Water

Angie Lindsey

Assistant Professor · University of Florida

Angie Lindsey studies disaster preparation and recovery at the community level, with a focus on what makes communities resilient.

Natural Resource Dependent Communities Collaboration Efforts After a Disaster Community Resource Organizations Community Resilience Issues Management

Andrea Grottoli

Professor | School of Earth Sciences · The Ohio State University

Climate change expert, specializing in coral responses to climate change and reconstructing oceanographic conditions

Coral Reefs Paleoceanography Biogeochemistry

Amir AghaKouchak

Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering · UC Irvine

Amir AghaKouchak studies how climate change and variability influence extreme events (flood/drought/heatwaves) and compound hazards.

Climate Extremes Climatology Climate Change Flood Drought

Nora Egan Demers, Ph.D.

Expert in health and pollution · Florida Gulf Coast University

Nora Demers researches the effects of stressors on biological systems.

Human Health Sustainability Effects of Stressors on Biological Systems Community Engagement Immunology

Iris Chi

Chinese-American Golden Age Association/Dr. Frances Wu Chair for Chinese Elderly Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Expert in elderly health and gerontology, and currently directs the China Program

Aging Gerontology China Caregiving Behavioral Health

Margo Crawford

President & CEO · Business Sherpa

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Human Resources and Management Corporate Transactions Contracts Management Corporate Governance Corporate Communications

Richard Aronson, Ph.D.

Department Head | Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences · Florida Tech

Dr. Aronson's research combines paleontology and ecology to reconstruct the response of marine communities to environmental changes.

Marine Biology Coral-Reef Ecology Ecology Paleobiology Antarctica

Jennifer Hurley

Richard Baruch M.D. Career Development Chair · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Investigating fundamental mechanisms underlying the circadian clock and health implications of a disrupted clock.

Ecology Protein Structure / Function Relationships Macrophages Circadian Rhythms Neurospora

Kim Prather

Professor · UC San Diego

Kimberly Prather’s research focuses on understanding the impact of atmospheric aerosols and their impacts on clouds and climate.

Marine Life Energy and the Environment California Environment Earth and Planetary Chemistry Global Change

Michael A. Posner, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics · College of Liberal Arts & Sciences | Villanova University

Michael Posner, PhD, PStat®, is an expert on statistical analysis for medical and health care data, including Medicare overpayment.

Data Science Statistics Education Methods Observational Studies Biostatistics Statistics

Jeff Cohen, Ph.D.

Professor of Real Estate and Finance · University of Connecticut

Jeffrey Cohen is an expert on how airport noise, transit and highway infrastructure improvements impact real estate.

Residential Real Estate Applied Spatial Econometrics Real Estate Economics and Finance Transportation and Real Estate

Charles Yarish, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology · University of Connecticut

Dr. Yarish is an expert in marine macroalgae, coastal management and commercial uses for seaweed for food, cosmetics and biofuels.

Marine Phycology Commercial uses of seaweed Marine Algae “Captain Seaweed” Aquaculture

Jill Perry-Smith

Professor of Organization & Management; Senior Associate Dean, Strategic Initiatives · Emory University, Goizueta Business School

Creativity and Innovation Informal Social Networks Work-Life Initiatives

Ryan Klein

Assistant Professor · University of Florida

Ryan Klein studies how trees in urban areas are affected by hurricanes and the risks these damaged trees pose to property and residents.

Tree Physiology Biomechanics Arboriculture Tree Health Tree Care

Jeffrey Lindsey

Program Director/ Instructional Assistant Professor · University of Florida

Jeffrey Lindsey, a retired fire chief, is a 45+ year veteran who has experience with hurricanes, wildland fires and common emergencies.

EMS Emergency Medical Instances Building collapses Fires Disaster-Related Events

Suzanne Bernier, CEM, CBCP, MBCI

Author, Crisis Management Consultant, Instructor, and Speaker · SB Crisis Consulting

Former news anchor & one of the world’s leading emergency management authorities, author of the critically-acclaimed book 'Disaster Heroes'.

Emergency Management Crisis & Emergency Management Crisis and Issues Management Disaster Planning and Recovery Crisis Communications