Glynis Lough is the deputy director and research director for the Food & Environment program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. In her role, she supervises the program’s scientists and analysts as the team works on smart, science-based policies to advance sustainable agriculture, expand healthy food access, and strengthen healthy farms.
Before joining UCS, Dr. Lough was the chief of staff for the National Climate Assessment at the U.S. Global Change Research Program, where she coordinated the efforts of federal agencies and hundreds of expert contributors in developing the administration’s major report on climate change trends. She also led the development of a sustained climate assessment process designed to facilitate continuous and transparent participation of scientists and stakeholders across regions and sectors to analyze, share, and use new information and insights. Previously, she worked as a research scientist for Battelle, and served as an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the Environmental Protection Agency.
Dr. Lough holds a Ph.D. in environmental chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a B.S. in chemical engineering from Case Western Reserve University.