Dr. Glynis Lough is Chief of Staff for the National Climate Assessment. In that capacity, she oversees the coordination of the authors, Federal Advisory Committee, and interagency working group members who contribute to development of the quadrennial National Climate Assessment and the sustained assessment process.
Prior to joining USGCRP in June 2012, Dr. Lough was a research scientist with Battelle specializing in climate change, air quality, and environmental policy. Her research there focused on translation of research products to create useful decision support tools, including improving air quality management capacity in the Caribbean, helping energy utilities to improve their short-term and long-term forecasting, developing a software tool to evaluate climate impacts on local water quality, and also leading strategies and managing business development for environmental work, tobacco control science, and international public health.
From 2005-2007, Lough was a AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow placed in the EPA Office of Air & Radiation, Office of Policy Analysis & Review, where she worked with the Task Force on Hemispheric Transport of Air Pollutants under the LRTAP Convention and with projects related to secondary pollutants, mercury, U.V. monitoring, satellite products, climate change, and data interoperability.
Lough also held postdoctoral appointments at the University of Wisconsin and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Lough holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Chemistry and Technology from the University of Wisconsin, and B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.