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Best Paper & Reviewer Awards

Every year, the Editorial staff selects the papers from that year that have made the most significant impacts to the theory or practice of risk analysis. The staff also selects reviewers that have contributed high quality reviews to recognize their extraordinary efforts and contributions to the journal. The certificates are awarded at the SRA’s Annual Meeting.

2021 Best Papers

Sudeep Bhatia, Paul Slovic, and Howard Kunreuther.The More Who Die, the Less We Care: Evidence from Natural Language Analysis of Online News Articles and Social Media Posts

Ali Mostafavi and N. Emel Ganapati. “Cultivating metacognition in each of us: thinking about ‘thinking’ in interdisciplinary research.”

2020 Best Reviewers

Anca Hanea

Pia-Johanna Schweizer

Ortwin Renn

Roger Flage

2020 Best Papers

Enrico Rubaltelli, Giulia Priolo, Sara Scrimin, Ughetta Moscardino. Media Exposure to Terrorism and Perception of Immigrants as a Threat: The Role of Emotional Intelligence and Psychophysiological Self‐Regulation.” (2020) 40: 1666-1676

Christos Nicolaides, Demetris Avraam, Luis Cueto‐Felgueroso, Marta C. González, Ruben Juanes.  “Hand‐Hygiene Mitigation Strategies Against Global Disease Spreading through the Air Transportation Network.
(2020) 40:723-720

Andrew M. Smith, Andrés D. González, Leonardo Dueñas‐Osorio, Raissa M. D’Souza.  Interdependent Network Recovery Games.” (2020) 40:134-152

Matt Boyd and Nick Wilson.  “Existential Risks to Humanity Should Concern International Policymakers and More Could Be Done in Considering Them at the International Governance Level.” (2020) 40 (November)

2019 Best Papers

Terje Aven.  “The call for a shift from risk to resilience:  What does it mean?” 39(6): 1196-1203.

Sayanti Mukherjee and Roshanak Nateghi. “A data-driven approach to assessing supply inadequacy risks due to climate-induced shifts in electricity demand.” 39(3): Pages 673-694.

Christian Blanco, Felipe Caro and Charles J. Corbett. “Managing safety-related disruptions: Evidence from the US nuclear power industry.” 39(10): 2197-2213.

Edward Oughton, Mike Hapgood, Gemma S. Richardson, Ciarán D. Beggan, Alan W. P. Thomson, Mark Gibbs, Catherine Burnett, C. Trevor Gaunt, Markos Trichas, Rabia Dada, Richard B. Horne.  “A risk assessment framework for the socio-economic impacts of electricity transmission infrastructure failure due to space weather: An application to the United Kingdom.” 39(5): 1022-1043.

2018 Best Papers

Daniel J. Rozell, Stony Brook University, for The Ethical Foundations of Risk Analysis.

Carolina Plaza Rodriguez, Guido Correia Carreira, Annemarie Kasbohrer, German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, Germany, for A Probabilistic Transmission Model for the Spread of Extended-Spectrum-β-Lactamase and AmpC- β-Lactamase-Producing Escherichia Coli in the Broiler Production Chain.

Robert D. Jagiello and Thomas T. Hills, University of Warwick, United Kingdom, for Bad News Has Wings: Dread Risk Mediates Social Amplification in Risk Communication.

Theresa A. K. Knoblauch, Michael Stauffacher and Evelina Trutnevyte, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, for Communicating Low-Probability High-Consequence Risk, Uncertainty and Expert Confidence: Induced Seismicity of Deep Geothermal Energy and Shale Gas.

2017 Best Papers

Communicating Uncertain Science to the Public: How Amount and Source of Uncertainty Impact Fatalism, Backlash, and Overload.  By Jakob D. Jensen, Manusheela Pokharel, Courtney L. Scherr, Andy J. King, Natasha Brown, and Christina Jones, 37(1):40-51.

Comparison or Risk Predicted by Multiple Norovirus Dose-Response Models and Implications for Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment.  By Nicole Van Abel, Mary E. Schoen, John C. Kissel, and J. Scott Meschke, 37(2):245-264.

Who is a Distracted Driver? Associations Between Mobile Phone Use While Driving, Domain-Specific Risk-Taking, and Personality.  By Madison Sween, Andrea Ceschi, Francesco Tommasi, Ricardo Sartori, and Joshua Weller, 37(11):2119-2131.

Modeling the Transmission of Measles and Rubella to Support Global Management Policy Analyses and Eradication Investment Cases.  By Kimberly M. Thompson and Nima D. Badizadegan, 37(6):1109-1131.

2016 Best Papers

Inconsistencies in Risk Analyses for Ambient Air Pollutant Regulations. By Anne Smith, 36(9): 1737-1744.

Linear-No-Threshold Default Assumptions for Noncancer and Nongenotoxic-Cancer Risks: A Mathematical and Biological Critique. By Ken Bogen, 36(3): 589-604.

Asteroid Risk Assessment: A Probabilistic Approach. By Jason Reinhardt, Chen, Xi; Wenhao Liu, Petar Manchev, and M Elisabeth Paté Cornell2016; 36(2): 244-261.

2015 Best Papers

The Concept of Antifragility and its Implications for the Practice of Risk Analysis, by Terje Aven, 35(3):476–483.

Cognitive and Motivational Biases in Decision and Risk Analysis, by Gilberto Montibeller and
Detlof von Winterfeldt, 35(7):1230–1251.

The Effects of Urban Form on Ambient Air Pollution and Public Health Risk: A Case Study in Raleigh, North Carolina, by Theodore J. Mansfield, Daniel A. Rodriguez, Joseph Huegy and Jacqueline MacDonald Gibson,  35(5):901-918

2014 Best Papers

Uncertainty in Climate Change Modelling: Can Global Sensitivity Analysis Be Of Help?
Barry Anderson, Emanuele Borgonovo, Marzio Galeotti, Roberto Roson

Attenuating Initial Beliefs: Increasing the Acceptance of Anthropogenic Climate Change Information by Reflecting On Values
Anne-Marie van Prooijen and Paul Sparks

Managing the Fukushima Challenge
Atsuyuki Suzuki

2013 Best Papers

Wildfire exposure analysis on the national forests in the Pacific Northwest, USA
33(6): 1000-1020 – Alan Ager, Michelle Buonopane, Allison Reger and Mark A. Finney

Low-probability flood risk modeling for New York City
33(5): 772–788 – Jeroen C.J.H. Aerts, Ning Lin, Wouter Botzen, Kerry Emanual and Hans de Moel

2012 Best Papers

Modeling Intelligent Adversaries for Terrorism Risk Assessment: Some Necessary Conditions for Adversary Models, 32(7):1117–1121—Seth Guikema

Adversarial Risk Analysis for Counterterrorism Modeling, 32(5):894–915—Jesus M. Rios Aliaga

Exploring Robust Alternatives for Climate Adaptation in Forest Land Management, 32(12):2098–2112—Tim McDaniels, Tamsin Mills, Robin Gregory, Dan Ohlson

Adversarial Risk Analysis with Incomplete Information: A Level-k Approach, 32(7):1219–1231—Casey Rothschild, Laura McLay, Seth Guikema

On the Risk Management and Risk Governance for Petroleum Operations in the Barents Sea Area,  32(9):1561-1575–Terje Aven and Ortwin Renn

2011 Best Papers

A Causal Model of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Risk

Tony Cox, 31(1):38-62.

Strategic Appraisal of Environmental Risks: A Contrast between the UK’s Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change and Its Committee on Radioactive Waste Management

Simon Dietz and Alec Morton, 31(1):129-142.

Why Near Miss Events Can Decrease an Individual’s Protective Response to Hurricanes

Robin Dillon, Catherine Tinsley, and Matthew Cronin, 31(3):440-449.

Ecological Risk Assessment, Prediction and Assessing Risk Predictions

Mark Gibbs, 31(11).

The White (Male) Effect and Risk Perception: Can Equality Make a Difference?
Anna Olofsson and Saman Rashid, 31(6):1016-1032.

Can Environmental Insurance Succeed Where Other Strategies Fail? The Case of Underground Storage Tanks

Haitao Yin, Alex Pfaff, and Howard Kunreuther, 31(1):12-24.

2010 Best Papers

Analyzing Evacuation vs. Shelter-in-Place Strategies After a Terrorist Nuclear Detonation
Lawrence Wein and Youngsoo Choi, 30(9):1315-1327.

Managing Invasive Species in the Presence of Endogenous Technological Change with Uncertainty
C.S. Kim, Glenn D. Schaible, Jan Lewandrowski, and Utpal Vasavada, 30(2):250-260.

Prioritizing Environmental Health Risks in the UAE
Henry Willis, Jacqueline MacDonald, Regina Shih, Sandra Geschwind, Sarah Olmstead, Jianhui Hu, Aimee Curtright, Gary Cecchine, and Melinda Moore, 30(12).

The Intuitive Detection Theorist (IDT) Model of Trust in Hazard Management
Matthew P. White and Branden B. Johnson, 30 (8):1196-1209.

Risk Governance for Mobil Phones, Power Lines, and Other EMF Technologies   
Leeka Kheifets, John Swanson, Shaiela Kandel, and Timothy Malloy, 30(10):1482-1494.

Anthropic Shadow: Observation Selection Effects and Human Extinction Risks
Milan Cirkovic, Anders Sandbert, and Nick Bostrom, 30(10):1495-1506.

Contribution to Best Issue-Linked Paper Set – 2010

Terrorism Risk
Intelligent Adversary Risk Analysis: A Bioterrorism Risk Management Model
Gregory S. Parnell, Christopher M. Smith, and Frederick I. Moxley, 30(1):32-48.
Probabilistic Risk Analysis and Terrorism Risk
Barry Ezell, Steve Bennett, Detlof von Winterfeldt, John Sokolowski, and Andrew Collins, 30(4) 575-589.
Response to Parnell, Smith, and Moxley, Intelligent Adversary Risk Analysis: A Bioterrorism Risk Management Model
Barry C. Ezell and Andrew J. Collins, 30(6):875.
Response to Letter to the Editor
Gregory S. Parnell and Christopher M. Smith, 30(6):876.

Uncertainty Factors
Conundrums with Uncertainty Factors
Roger Cooke, 30(3):330-339.
Are Conundrums with Uncertainty Factors an Obstacle to Developing Probabilistic Interpretations of Noncancer Risks for Chemicals?
Rob Goble and Dale Hattis, 30(3):340-345.
Discussion of “Conundrums with Uncertainty Factors”
Thomas Louis, 30(3):346-348.
Uncertainty Factor Conundrums: What Lessons Should We Draw?
Lorenz R. Rhomberg, 30(3):349-352.
Response to Reviewers
Roger M. Cooke, 30(3):353.

Trust and Risk
Trust in Risk Management: A Model-Based Review of Empirical Research
Timothy Earle, 30(4):541-574.
Trust and Confidence: The Difficulties in Distinguishing the Two Concepts in Research
Michael Siegrist, 30(7):1022-1024.
Distinguishing Trust from Confidence: Manageable Difficulties, Worth the Effort
Timothy Earle, 30(7):1025-1027.

2009 Best Papers

Evaluating Critical Uncertainty Thresholds in a Spatial Model of Forest Pest Invasion Risk 
Frank Koch, Denys Yemshanov, Daniel McKenney, and William Smith, 29(9).

A Model of Exposure to Rotavirus from Non-dietary Ingestion Iterated by Simulated Intermittent Contacts 
Timothy Julian, Robert Canales, James Leckie and Alexandria Boehm, 29(5).

Loss of Life Caused by the Flooding of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina: A Preliminary Analysis of the Relationship between Flood Characteristics and Mortality 
Sebastiaan Jonkman, Bob Maaskant, Ezra Boyd, and Marc Lloyd Levitan, 29(5).

Managing Societal and Institutional Risks in Child Protection
Eileen Munro, 29(7).

Dealing with the White Death: Avalanche Risk Management for Traffic Routes
Christoph Rheinberger, Michael Brundl, and Jakob Rhyner, 29(1).

2019 Best Reviewers

Hiba Baroud
Tom Logan
Lori Peek
Janet Yang

2018 Best Reviewers

Vivianne Visschers
Christina Demski
John Evans
Angela Bearth

2017 Best Reviewers

William Hallman
Jun Zhuang
Anne Smith
Alexander Ganin

2016 Best Reviewers

Michael Greenberg
Baruch Fischoff
Michael Lindell
Henrik Hassel

2015 Best Reviewers

Roger Flage
Robin Dillon-Merrill
Thekdi, Shital
Robyn Wilson
Michael R. Greenberg (Book Reviewer)

2014 Best Reviewers

John Besley
Robert Budnitz
Warner North (Book Reviewer)

2013 Best Reviewers

Terje Aven
Carmen Keller
Emanuele Borgonovo

2012 Best Reviewers

Craig Trumbo
Don Schaffner
James Hammitt
Jim Lambert
Mitchell Small

2011 Best Reviewers

Roger Cooke
Seth Guikema

2010 Best Reviewers

L. Robin Keller
Timothy Earle
Keith Florig

2009 Best Reviewer

William Huber

2008 Best Reviewer

Branden Johnson