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RISA Teams

The Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) Program supports research projects that address climate-sensitive issues of concern to decision makers and policy planners at a regional level. There are 11 RISA teams across the country.

(Click here to download the 2015-2019 RISA Project Database)

Current Regions and Teams

RISA

Contact

Dr. Chelsea Combest-Friedman
Social Scientist, Program Director (Acting)
P: (301) 734-1240
email

Caitlin Simpson
Program Manager
P: (301) 734-1251
email

Dr. Ariela Zycherman
Social Scientist, Program Manager
P: (301) 734-1244
email

Sean Bath*
Program Specialist (UCAR)
P: (301) 734-1294
email

Genie Bey*
Program Specialist (UCAR)
P: (435) 610-0161
email

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Americans’ health, security and economic wellbeing are tied to climate and weather. Every day, we see communities grappling with environmental challenges due to unusual or extreme events related to climate and weather. 

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