Press Releases


Dec. 12, 2017 Today, the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) awarded six prestigious scholarly and service awards and named three new Fellows at its Annual Meeting in Arlington, Virginia. These awards recognize nine individuals for their outstanding contributions to the society and to the science of risk analysis. The recipients were selected by a committee […]

Society for Risk Analysis Explores Decision Making Strategies Regarding U.S. National Security

Nov. 30, 2017 What causes public officials to make the decisions they do? Behavioral public choice theory sheds light on the psychological factors and behavioral issues that affect our decision-making.  As world leaders confront old and new global security problems, they can use this understanding to face problems while also taking into account cognitive and […]

The Society for Risk Analysis Presents New Research on Who Really Benefits from Energy Efficient Manufacturing

Nov. 16, 2017 Over the last few years, regulators have sought to limit risks from man-made climate change by mandating that a large number of equipment and vehicles, including refrigerators, washing machines, cars and trucks, meet minimum energy efficiency standards. They also claim that the value of the energy savings to consumers exceeds the incremental […]

Aging Water Systems Nationwide Pose Threats to Health

Nov. 15, 2017 Traditional water treatment efforts have focused on water leaving the treatment plant, but a large number of recent waterborne disease outbreaks in the U.S. can be traced to plumbing systems in buildings. Legionnaires disease outbreaks in New York City and toxic levels of lead in Flint, Michigan have raised questions about how […]

Society for Risk Analysis Presents New Research Examining Health Risks of Vaping

Nov. 14, 2017 There is a general perception among the public that electronic (e)-cigarettes or vaping nicotine products (VPNs) are safer than conventional cigarettes. While smoking has fallen significantly, vaping is now raising many public health questions and concerns, particularly since it is growing in popularity among young people. New research presented at the 2017 […]

Risk Analysis and Emergency Management Vital to Cultural Preservation

Nov. 13, 2017 Preserving cultural heritage, from ancient sculptures to contemporary art, has been practiced for millennia but has only recently been addressed by structured risk analysis and management methods. As part of a symposium presented by the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) Applied Risk Management Specialty Group, five studies on cultural property risk analysis […]

New Studies Present Models and Strategies for Creating a More Resilient Power System

Nov. 9, 2017 Our society relies heavily on infrastructure to function and advance. Ensuring the robustness and resilience of our aging power infrastructure is of utmost importance, as our reliance creates risk in the face of extreme events that threaten our infrastructure. Due to the complex interdependencies that exist between the electricity sector and all […]

New Study Reveals Journalists Have a Hand in Controlling Public Engagement with Climate Change

MCLEAN, Va. (September 5, 2017) – Could fear and hope hold the key to building support for public climate change policies? News articles that stir these emotions could influence support for regulations meant to curb climate change, according to a new study published in the journal Risk Analysis: An International Journal. The study, “Is there […]

Society for Risk Analysis Inducts Kenneth Arrow to the Pantheon of Risk Analysis

July 19, 2017 The Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) inducted Kenneth Arrow to the Pantheon of Risk Analysis. The Pantheon recognizes luminaries and visionaries in risk analysis and serves to illustrate how the field contributes to the advancement of knowledge and public good. Kenneth Arrow was a Nobel prize-winning economist and leader in the field of […]


June 21, 2017 The Society for Risk Analysis European Chapter (SRA-E) awarded three prestigious scholarships at its Annual Conference in Lisbon, Portugal. These awards recognize individuals for their outstanding contributions to the study and science of risk analysis. This year’s awardees include: Kate Crinion, BS, MS Arch., a Ph.D. candidate at Ulster University in Northern […]