Gretchen Goldman

Lead Analyst, Center for Science & Democracy
Gretchen Goldman

As a lead analyst at the Center for Science and Democracy at UCS, Gretchen Goldman researches how science is used and misused in public policy. She is an author of many UCS reports on this theme, with topics ranging from government transparency, access to scientific information, hydraulic fracturing, business response to climate change, and chemical policy.

Dr. Goldman came to UCS from the Georgia Institute of Technology where she was a postdoctoral research fellow working on statistical modeling of urban air pollution for use in epidemiologic studies of acute human health effects. She has three first-author publications in this area and has presented her research at several international academic conferences.  She has previously held positions at the Northeast Regional Climate Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Exposure Research Laboratory at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 

She holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Environmental Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a B.S. in Atmospheric Science from Cornell University. 

Dr. Goldman has been quoted in the Los Angeles Times, National Public RadioBoston Globe,, National JournalThe Guardian, Politico, and the Hill. She currently serves as the vice-chair on the Air and Climate Public Advisory Committee for the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.


Gretchen Goldman's Selected Publications



Rosenberg, A.A., Branscomb, L.M., Eady, V., Frumhoff, P.C., Goldman, G.T., Halpern, M., Kimmell, K., Kothari, Y., Kramer, L.D., Lane, N.F., McCarthy, J.J., Phartiyal, P., Rest, K., Sims, R., and Wexler, C. 2015. Congress’s attacks on science-based rules. Science 348(6238). doi: 10.1126/science.aab2939.

Rosenberg A., Phartiyal P., Goldman G., Branscomb L (2014) Exposing Fracking to Sunlight. Issues in Science and Technology 31(1):74-79.

Strickland, M; Gass, K; Goldman, G; Mulholland, J. 2013. Effects of ambient air pollution measurement error on health effect estimates in time series studies: A simulation-based analysis. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology doi: 10.1038/jes.2013.16

Goldman, G; Mulholland, J; Russell, A.; Gass, K; Strickland, M; Klein, M; Tolbert, P. 2012. Characterization of ambient air pollution measurement error in a time-series health study using a geostatistical simulation approach. Atmospheric Environment 57:101-108.

Goldman, G; Mulholland, J; Russell, A.; Strickland, M; Klein, M; Tolbert, P. Waller, L.; and Edgerton, E. 2011. Impact of exposure measurement error in air pollution epidemiology: Effect of error type in time-series studies. Environmental Health 10:61.

Goldman, G; Mulholland, J; Russell, A.; Srivastava, A.; Strickland, M; Klein, M; Tolbert, P. Waller, L.; and Edgerton, E. Ambient air pollutant measurement error: Characterization and impacts in a time-series epidemiologic study in Atlanta.  Environmental Science & Technology 44 (19) 7692-7698.

Padhye, L; Goldman, G; Szeinbaum, N; Rogers, S; Goktas, R; Kurt, Z. 2009. The online survey: An efficient and effective means of engineering graduate student assessment. Manuscript in conference proceedings of the 116th Annual Conference of the American Society of Engineering Education, Austin, TX.

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