Director, National Climate Assessment, U.S. Global Change Research Program, Office of Science and Technology Policy
National Climate Assessment Staff (NCA)
Allison Crimmins is the Director of the Fifth National Climate Assessment. She is detailed to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Air and Radiation.
Allison is a climate scientist with 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 Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment (USGCRP, 2016). 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. She has a Master of Science in oceanography from San Francisco State University and Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School.