Stanford Earth’s Gabrielle Wong-Parodi receives NSF CAREER Award

Assistant Professor of Earth system science GABRIELLE WONG-PARODI has received a 2021 National Science Foundation CAREER Award. The grant supports early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.

Gabrielle Wong-Parodi
Gabrielle Wong-Parodi

Wong-Parodi leads the Behavioral Decisions and the Environment lab in the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences (Stanford Earth). The research team employs behavioral decision science approaches to create evidence-based strategies for informed decision making, with a focus on building resilience and promoting sustainability in the face of a changing climate.

Wong-Parodi’s CAREER Award proposal, Understanding the Drivers and Consequences of Personal Adaptation Behavior to Environmental Extremes, aims to explore how communities are impacted by exposure to extreme climate events over time – particularly low-income populations that have historically been disadvantaged by climate hazards.

Wong-Parodi and her team will conduct a long-term, randomized, controlled trial to determine whether or not using a smartphone app-based tool can enhance adaptation behaviors and outcomes during exposure to wildfire smoke. The research will be carried out among at least 350 Bay Area residents to determine behaviors such as face mask-wearing, sheltering, home or workplace improvements and adaptation outcomes such as improved health and fire protection.

Read more on the Stanford Earth website.