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Cynthia Rosenzweig

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Cynthia Rosenzweig holds the position of Senior Research Scientist at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies and serves as an Adjunct Senior Research Scientist at the Columbia Climate School. She is additionally a Professor within the Department of Environmental Science at Barnard College. Dr. Rosenzweig leads NASA GISS’s Climate Impacts Group, dedicated to investigating climate’s impact on systems and sectors essential to human well-being. She has steered extensive interdisciplinary, national, and international research on the impacts and adaptation to climate change in both rural and urban settings. She co-directs the Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN) and acts as the co-editor for the UCCRN Assessment Reports on Climate Change and Cities.  She has also chaired the New York City Panel on Climate Change, which advises the city on the adaptation of its critical infrastructure, and co-led the Metropolitan East Coast Regional Assessment as part of the U.S. National Assessment of the Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change.

Dr. Rosenzweig co-founded and sits on the Executive Committee of the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP), a globally integrated and transdisciplinary study focusing on climate impacts within the agricultural sector on national and global scales. She held the role of Coordinating Lead Author of the Food Security Chapter for the IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land. Furthermore, she served as a Coordinating Lead Author, specifically for the observed climate change impacts, for the IPCC Working Group II Fourth Assessment Report. She was named the 2022 World Food Prize Laureate for her pioneering work in modelling the impact of climate change on food production.