Gretchen Goldman

Research Director, Center for Science & Democracy
Gretchen Goldman

Gretchen Goldman is the research director for the Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists. In her role, Dr. Goldman leads research efforts on the role of science in public policy, focusing on topics ranging from scientific integrity in government decision-making, to political interference in science-based standards on hydraulic fracturing, climate change, sugar, and chemicals.

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 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 authored pieces for Science, The New York Times, CNN.com, and The Guardian,and has been quoted in NatureLos Angeles Times, NPR, The Boston Globe, Reuters, Politico, and Bloomberg. She currently serves as the vice-chair of 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.