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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.


Molly McLaughlin

Quality Management System Manager, Natural Hazards Mission Area

Gavin P Hayes

Senior Science Advisor for Earthquake and Geologic Hazards

Gari Mayberry

Volcano Hazards Program Coordinator

Marie C Peppler

Bureau Emergency Management Coordinator

Jill Franks

Associate Coordinator for External Research

Jo Ellen Hinck

Disaster Supplemental Science Coordinator and USGS NRDAR Coordinator

Employee Directory

Job Title Name Email Phone
Records Information Management Specialist Matthew Arsenault 774-349-1714
Scientist Emeritus Victoria F. Avery
Associate Program Coordinator Michael L Blanpied
Research Geophysicist Benjamin Brooks
Physical Scientist Emily Brooks, PhD 703-648-6718
Research Oceanographer Jenna Brown, PhD 727-502-8000
Research Geophysicist Paula M Burgi
Senior Management Officer Josie Davidson 703-648-5436
Regional Director Aimee Devaris 907-786-7055
Associate Coordinator for External Research Jill Franks 703-648-6716
Social Scientist Jack R. Friedman, Ph.D.
Research Mathematician David L George, Ph.D. 360-993-8932
Mendenhall Postdoctoral Research Fellow Margaret E Glasgow (650) 439-2637
Landslide Hazards Program Coordinator Jonathan Godt 303-273-8626
Associate Director Mike Grimm 571-609-2029
Geologist Zachary Hastings
Senior Science Advisor for Earthquake and Geologic Hazards Gavin P Hayes 303-273-8421
Computer Scientist Christopher Hight
Disaster Supplemental Science Coordinator and USGS NRDAR Coordinator Jo Ellen Hinck
Research Geophysicist Ingrid A. Johanson 808-967-8838
Chief of Staff Gary D Latzke 608-216-5154
Volcanic Geochemist Allan Lerner
Computer Scientist Christopher Lockett
Science Advisor for Risk Reduction Kristin Ludwig 303-273-8616
Research Volcanologist Charles W. Mandeville 571-286-2304
Geologist - USGS/Affiliated Volcanologist - Global Volcanism Program, Smithsonian Institution JoAnna G. Marlow
Volcano Hazards Program Coordinator Gari Mayberry
Quality Management System Manager, Natural Hazards Mission Area Molly McLaughlin 727-502-8109
Physical Scientist Katherine Norton 360-993-8951
Research Geophysicist Grace Parker 650-439-2609
Risk Project Team Lead Alice B. Kelly Pennaz 703-648-6706
Bureau Emergency Management Coordinator Marie C Peppler 703-648-5033
Deputy Associate Director Trent Richardson, PhD 703-648-6722
AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow Jenny Riker, PhD
Media Lead - Natural Hazards Steven Sobieszćzyk 503-853-3425
Associate Program Coordinator for Operations Joseph Stachyra 703-648-6069
Management Analyst Timothy Steed
Program Coordinator Hilary Stockdon, Ph.D. 727-483-2870
Associate Program Coordinator Wendy K. Stovall, Ph.D. 360-993-8911
Emergency Management Specialist Anna C Stull 720-498-5600
Congressional Liaison Chris Trent 703-648-4451
Research Geologist Richard B Waitt, PhD 360-993-8947
Research Geophysicist Aaron Wech 907-786-7464
Staff Scientist Aleeza Wilkins 703-648-6106