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Joel Scheraga

Senior Advisor for Climate Adaptation, Office of Policy in the Office of the Administrator, EPA

Current Responsibilities

I lead EPA's efforts to adapt to climate change to ensure the Agency continues to protect public health and the environment even as the climate changes. I build and strengthen the adaptive capacity of states, tribes, and local communities.

Areas of Expertise

  • Global climate change
  • Integration of science and policy
  • Environmental economics
  • Environmental issues that require communication and cooperation between multiple disciplines
  • Problems that affect multiple media and economic sectors
  • Personnel management and program development

Academic Background

  • B.A. degree in Geology and Mathematics from Brown University
  • M.A. in Economics from Brown University
  • PhD in Economics from Brown University
  • Federal Executive Institute, "Leadership for a Democratic Society"


To meet Joel Scheraga, please send an email with the subject line "ECN" to John Reeder ( and Candra Reeves (