Adrienne L. Hollis

Lead climate justice analyst for the Climate & Energy Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists

Adrienne L. Hollis

Lead climate justice analyst for the Climate & Energy Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists

Biography

Adrienne L. Hollis is the lead climate justice analyst for the Climate & Energy Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. In that role, she leads the development, design, and implementation of methods for accessing and documenting the health impacts of climate change on communities of color and other traditionally disenfranchised groups. Dr. Hollis works with environmental justice communities to identify priority health concerns related to climate change and other environmental assaults and evaluates climate and energy policy approaches for their ability to effectively address climate change and benefit underserved communities. She develops and implements projects to document health impacts of climate change on communities of color and ensures scientific information from UCS is communicated in a culturally competent and helpful manner to vulnerable populations. Within the Climate & Energy program, she is developing and scoping a new research agenda and strategy on climate and health; evaluating climate and energy policies aimed at reducing exposure to negative health and environmental impacts; and recommending policy approaches to foster inclusiveness and greater benefits to underserved communities, and effectively address climate change.