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Using Climate and Health Data to Monitor Food Insecure Areas - Panelist Bios & Photos

Using Climate and Health Data to Monitor Food Insecure Areas


William Sonntag (Moderator)EPA.

Mr.  Sonntag  currently  manages  a variety of initiatives for the USEPA Office  of  International  & Tribal Affairs on detail from the Office of Environmental Information. Mr. Sonntag is convener of the Ecoinformatics International Technical Collaboration process with partners including USGS, DOE, CDC, NSF, United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), the European Environment Agency (co-convener), European Commission Directorates General for Environment and Research, Joint Research Centre (JRC), OECD, WHO.


Catherine WeaverUniversity of Texas.

Catherine Weaver is Associate Professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and Distinguished Scholar at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the University of Texas at Austin. She is an expert on the political economy of international development aid and a core researcher in the Strauss Center¹s program on Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS), a multiyear research project funded by the U.S. Department of Defense Minerva Initiative.

Gerald Nelson – IFPRI.

Gerald (Jerry) Nelson is a senior research fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). He is an agricultural economist with over 30 years of professional and research experience in the areas of agriculture, policy analysis, land use and climate change. As co-leader of IFPRI’s global change program, he is responsible for developing IFPRI’s research in climate change modeling and spatially explicit assessments of potential adaptation and mitigation programs and policies. More . . .


 Peter SpeyerInstitute for Health Metrics & Evaluation.

Peter Speyer, MBE, MBA, is Director of Data Development at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) and oversees the areas of data seeking, data management and data sharing. He managed the development and implementation of IHME’s public health data catalog Global Health Data Exchange (GHDx) and launched a GIS platform for health indicators. More . . .

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