Sabrina McCormick is a sociologist and documentary filmmaker. She is Associate Professor in the School of Public Health and Health Services at George Washington University, and Senior Fellow at the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center at the University of Pennsylvania. McCormick was a Science & Technology Policy Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science working in the Global Change Research Program at the Environmental Protection Agency. Prior to being appointed to work at the EPA, she was a Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. There, she studied the health impacts of climate change, including management of emergent vector-borne disease, effects of displacement caused by sea level rise and climate-related disasters, and the impacts of extreme heat. She was a Lead Author on the Special Assessment being conducted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change entitled, “Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation.” Dr. McCormick is also author of No Family History: Finding the Environmental Links to Breast Cancer (Rowman & Littlefield), which is accompanied by her award-winning documentary film (www.nofamilyhistory.com), and Mobilizing Science: Movements, Participation and the Remaking of Knowledge (Temple University Press). McCormick has presented her work on four continents, and published over thirty articles and book chapters on environmental issues. Her work has been supported by the Robert Wood Johnson, Tinker, Tides and Henry Luce Foundations, as well as the National Science Foundation and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She completed her PhD in Sociology at Brown University in 2005.
Evidence Based Media: A Communication Approach for Effective Climate Adaptation, Environmental and Occupational Health Faculty Publications (2013)
Disaster Distrust: Risk Assessment, Citizen Science and Technolegal Debates in the BP Oil Spill, Environmental and Occupational Health Faculty Publications (2012)
Transforming Oil Activism: From Legal Constraints to Evidenciary Opportunity, Environmental and Occupational Health Faculty Publications (2012)
Damming Brazil: Local Movements and Transnational Struggles over Water, Society and Natural Resources (2009)
A growing range of contestation has arisen in the Brazilian Amazon regarding two proposed large...
Democratizing Science Movements: A New Framework for Contestation., Social Studies of Science (2007)
Mobilizing Science theorizes and empirically explores the rise of a new kind of social movement...
Breast cancer awareness has been on the rise for over twenty years, resulting in improved...
Interview on Channel 9 (2007)
The world’s most rapidly increasing population of refugees is the group displaced by environmental disaster...