Society for Risk Analysis Announces its New 2021 Council

Herndon, Va. (Dec. 17, 2020) – During its virtual Annual Meeting, the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) announced the addition of five new Council members and the rise of Robyn Wilson Ph.D., Ohio State University, as the new President of its 2021 Council. Wilson succeeds Seth Guikema, Ph.D., Michigan State University, who has completed his term and will continue to serve on the Council as past-president.   Other officers elected include Ragnar Löfstedt, Ph.D., Kings College London, as president-elect, and Amanda Boyd, […]

Fourteen Honored by Society for Risk Analysis

Over the course of its virtual Annual Meeting, the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) awarded six prestigious scholarly and service awards and named seven new Fellows. These awards recognize 14 individuals for their outstanding contributions to the society and to the science of risk analysis. The recipients were nominated by their peers, selected by a […]

Who’s to Blame? How the Media Has Shaped Public Understanding of the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. has been characterized by rapidly changing information, a high degree of uncertainty, and conflicting information about transmission, vulnerability and mitigation methods. Several studies focused on public perceptions of the pandemic and the impact of media will be presented during two sessions on December 15, from 2:30-4:00 during the Society for Risk Analysis virtual Annual Meeting, December 13-17, 2020.   In the first of a pair of […]

Beyond the Illness: How COVID-19 is Negatively Impacting Those Who are not Infected

The pandemic has impacted farmers, children, plant workers and even office workers in unique ways that go beyond physical illness. Several studies that explore these individualized effects will be presented during the Individual Impacts of Global Pandemic Risks session and the COVID-19: Risk Communication and Social Dynamics of Transmission and Vulnerability symposia, both from 2:30-4:00 p.m. ET on December 15, at […]

3D Printers May Be Toxic for Humans

Risk researchers are asking new questions about the health and safety implications and how to mitigate any potential health risks to users of 3D printers and consumers of products manufactured with this emerging technology, especially children. Such printing is increasingly being used in homes, schools, libraries and other spaces where people commonly spend a lot of time. The particles released […]

Presidential roundtable discussion: How do we restore science to policy making?

Restoring science in the White House is the topic of the presidential roundtable discussion at that the Society for Risk Analysis’ (SRA) Virtual Annual Meeting, on Thursday, December 17 from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. ET.   The roundtable, “Where do we go now? Risk, science and policy post 2020 U.S. Presidential election,” features comments and […]

40th Anniversary Issue of Risk Analysis released

The new special anniversary issue of Risk Analysis “Risk Analysis at 40: Progress and Promise,” features 12 articles by prominent risk scholars reflecting on the 40th Anniversary of the Society for Risk Analysis. View the Digital Edition

New Data on Increasing Cloth Mask Effectiveness

Widespread use of masks remains the primary tool for combating COVID-19 and economic shutdowns, cost benefit analysis suggests government subsidies for masks bear great returns Recent FDA chief Dr. Scott Gottlieb argued that he’d “rather try to get everyone in masks” and “try to get them in high-quality masks because we know it’s going to […]

2020 Annual Meeting Registration is Open

It’s time to make plans to join SRA for our virtual Annual Meeting, December 13-17, 2020. Registration for the meeting is now open, and we encourage you to register and encourage your colleagues and peers to do so as well!  Interested in attending a virtual workshop? We have several workshops being offered in a virtual format this year. Our […]

SRA Elections: 2021 Council

Below you will find the bios and goal statements for each of the nominees for next year’s Council. Please take a moment to review each of the documents before casting your vote. Please check your email for access to the ballot. President Elect Ragnar Löfstedt | Jacqueline MacDonald Gibson Secretary Amanda Boyd | Janet Yang […]