School of Environment and Natural Resources Professor Robyn Wilson is a co-author of the latest Rapid Expert Consultation Policy Brief, Engaging Socially Vulnerable Communities and Communicating About Climate Change-Related Risks and Hazards from the Societal Experts Action Network of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM).
Dr. Wilson is a professor of risk analysis and decision science and her work has focused primarily on the interplay between intuitive and analytic information processing and the influence this has on risk perception and ultimately judgment or choice behavior. She is also interested in the development of risk communication and decision support tools to inform decision making and risk management. Her current research focus is on adaptation to climate-exacerbated hazards (e.g., wildfire, algal blooms), and what motivates and constrains different land use and land management decisions on private and public lands.
Dr. Wilson currently serves as the past-President of the Society for Risk Analysis and is a member of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) Resilient America Roundtable and the US EPA Board of Scientific Counselors Social and Community Science Subcommittee. She is a former member of the NASEM Board on Environmental Change and Society, and the EPA Chartered Science Advisory Board.