Associate professor, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University
Sociologist and filmmaker Sabrina McCormick investigates the social factors that determine how quickly we can mitigate and adapt to climate change. She also investigates why diverse groups respond to information about climate change and take action or not, how and why U.S. cities act on climate change, and the health risks associated with a changing climate. McCormick makes films that tell the human story behind climate change. Her award-winning fiction and documentary films include the feature “Tribe,” set in the Brazilian Amazon, and two segments of the Emmy-winning Showtime series “The Years of Living Dangerously,” among other projects produced by her company, Evidence Based Media. She was a Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania and an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the Environmental Protection Agency. Her policy experience includes advising cities, the White House, members of Congress and the U.S. Department of State. She has written two books and more than 50 articles and book chapters.