Climate and Health Seminar: Allison Crimmins, National Climate Assessment Director

Date: Monday, September 20, from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM EST

September 14, 2021

Climate and Health Research Seminar Series

The GW Climate and Health Institute and the EOH Department are co-hosting a new Climate & Health Research Seminar Series. The series will kick off with Allison Crimmins as the first guest speaker. The seminar will be on Monday, September 20, from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM ESTZoom registration is required. Please see the flyer for more details. 

flyer (refer to full text on page)


The Fifth National Climate Assessment

Allison Crimmins, MS, MPP
Director, National Climate Assessment
U.S. Global Change Research Program

Allison Crimmins is the Director of the National Climate Assessment for the U.S. Global Change Research Project as part of the Office of Science and Technology Policy Climate & Energy team. She is tasked with leading the fifth National Climate Assessment, expected to be released in 2023. Allison is a climate scientist detailed from EPA's Office of Air and Radiation and has expertise in assessing domestic and international climate impacts and mitigation benefits, particularly on health and economic damages. She has a record of convening diverse teams devoted to scientifically-sound risk assessment and policy implementation, notably as the lead of the 2016 U.S. Climate and Health Assessment. Allison excels at communicating complex concepts to  federal officials and non-technical audiences, serving as an author on the fourth National Climate Assessment and EPA's Climate Change Impacts and Risk Analysis project. Over the past ten years at EPA, Allison has helped coordinate multiple regulatory and risk assessment efforts, including the GHG Endangerment Finding, Clean Power Plan, PAS Action Plan, and Benefit-Cost Analysis Rule. She has a Master of Science in oceanography from San
Francisco State University and Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School. 

Date: Monday, September 20, 2021
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM EST