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Sabrina McCormick

Sabrina McCormick is a sociologist whose areas of expertise are in environmental and medical sociology, and science and technology studies. She currently studies the impacts of and social responses to climate change. Her work includes a focus on the social, medical, political and legal ramifications of heatwaves, emergent vector borne disease, sea level rise and extreme weather. She is a Lead Author on the Special Assessment being conducted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change entitled, “Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation.” Dr. McCormick is the author of No Family History: Finding the Environmental Links to Breast Cancer (Rowman & Littlefield), which is accompanied by her award-winning documentary film (, and Mobilizing Science: Movements, Participation and the Remaking of Knowledge (Temple University Press). Dr. McCormick completed a Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. She is currently a Science and Technology Policy Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of the Sciences working in the Global Change Research Program in the Environmental Protection Agency. She is also Research Faculty at George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. McCormick completed her PhD in Sociology at Brown University in 2005.

Environmental Leadership Program
Henry Luce Fellowship Program