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Sabine Loos, PhD

Sabine Loos is a Mendenhall Research Fellow at the USGS in collaboration with the Natural Hazards Center at University of Colorado, Boulder. Her work surrounds understanding user needs for earthquake information to support increased accessibility and more equitable disaster decision making. She focuses on near-real-time earthquake products from the National Earthquake Information Center. 

Professional Experience

  • Visiting Researcher, Earth Observatory of Singapore, Singapore – 2019-2020 

  • Consultant to the World Bank and NASA JPL-ARIA – 2017

Education and Certifications

  • PhD in Civil Engineering, Stanford University, 2021 

  • MS in Sustainable Design & Construction, Stanford University, 2018 

  • BS in Civil Engineering, The Ohio State University, 2016 

Affiliations and Memberships*

  • Co-chair of the Natural Hazards Center Annual Researchers Meeting 

  • Co-founder of the Risk & Resilience DAT/Artathon 

  • Core member of the Environmental Justice Task Force for the U.S. Geological Suvey 

  • Research affiliate at the Natural Hazards Center at University of Colorado Boulder 

  • Guest editor for Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences and the International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters 

Honors and Awards

  • Mendenhall Research Fellow, U.S. Geological Survey and Natural Hazards Center at University of Colorado Boulder, 2021-2023 

  • U.S. Geological Survey STAR Award, 2022 

  • John A. Blume Fellowship in Earthquake Engineering, 2021 

  • Best Graduate Student Paper Award, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, 2020 

  • Best Visual Design, World Bank & Mapbox VizRisk Challenge, 2019 

  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, 2016-2019 

Science and Products

*Disclaimer: Listing outside positions with professional scientific organizations on this Staff Profile are for informational purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement of those professional scientific organizations or their activities by the USGS, Department of the Interior, or U.S. Government