Welcome to the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis

The Harvard Center for Risk Analysis (HCRA) is a multidisciplinary group of faculty, research staff, students, and visiting scholars who work together to improve decisions about environmental health and other risks. We conduct state-of-the-art research, educate the next generation of leaders in risk analysis and related disciplines, and encourage public discourse about risk topics. To learn more about HCRA, please contact any member of our faculty or research staff below or click here to join our email list.


James K. Hammitt, Professor of Economics and Decision Sciences

Joel Schwartz, Professor of Environmental Epidemiology

Core Faculty and Affiliates

John Evans, Adjunct Professor of Environmental Health, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health (retired)

Elsie Sunderland, Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering in the Department of Environmental Health; Fred Kavli Professor of Environmental Chemistry;  Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Lisa A. Robinson, Senior Research Scientist

Katherine von Stackelberg, Senior Research Scientist

Jonathan B. Wiener, Duke University