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Every year in the United States, natural hazards threaten lives and livelihoods and result in billions of dollars in damage. We work with many partners to monitor, assess, and conduct targeted research on a wide range of natural hazards so that policymakers and the public have the understanding they need to enhance preparedness, response, and resilience.


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Employee Directory

Job Title Name Email Phone
Director Dave Applegate, Ph.D. 703-648-7411
Records Information Management Specialist Matthew Arsenault 774-349-1714
Scientist Emeritus Victoria F. Avery
Associate Program Coordinator Michael L Blanpied 703-648-6696
Physical Scientist Emily Brooks, PhD 703-648-6718
Research Oceanographer Jenna Brown, PhD 302-213-5071
Geologist Andrew Collins 303-273-8489
Associate Director (Acting) Aimee Devaris 907-786-7091
Information Specialist Meaghan Emory
Associate Coordinator for External Research Jill Franks 703-648-6716
Senior Science Advisor for Earthquake and Geologic Hazards Gavin P Hayes 303-273-8421
Science Advisor for Risk Reduction Kristin Ludwig 303-273-8616
Quality Management System Manager, Natural Hazards Mission Area Molly McLaughlin 727-502-8109
Research Geophysicist Grace Parker 650-439-2609
Social Scientist Alice Pennaz 703-648-6706
Bureau Emergency Management Coordinator Marie C Peppler 703-648-5033
Deputy Associate Director Trent Richardson, PhD 703-648-6722
Public Affairs Specialist Steven Sobieszczyk 503-853-3425
Associate Program Coordinator for Operations Joseph Stachyra 703-648-6069
Program Coordinator (Acting) Hilary Stockdon, Ph.D. 727-483-2870
Emergency Management Specialist Anna C Stull 720-498-5600
Communications Coordinator/Physical Scientist Ann Tihansky 703-648-6472
Congressional Liaison Chris Trent 703-648-4451
Supplemental Budget Analyst Samuel Tunes
Research Geophysicist Aaron Wech 907-786-7464
Staff Scientist Aleeza Wilkins 703-648-6106