Laurie Johnson joined Policy Integrity as an Affiliated Scholar in March 2014, where she continues her work on the Cost of Carbon Pollution project. Johnson initiated the project jointly with Policy Integrity and the Environmental Defense Fund in 2012, while serving as Chief Economist for the Climate and Clean Air Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Prior to Policy Integrity, Laurie spent seven years at NRDC, where she concentrated on modeling the costs and benefits of reducing greenhouse gas emissions; impacts of environmental regulation on employment; industry analyses of the economic impacts of regulation; and macroeconomic modeling of climate change legislation and its distributional impacts. Johnson was a professor of economics at the University of Denver for eight years, and she has published in peer reviewed journals including Ecological Economics, the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, the Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, and the Journal of Economic Education. Johnson received her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Washington, Seattle and her B.A. in economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Johnson is also a Senior Economic Advisor at Ethics & Environment, a Washington D.C. based consultancy in climate change policy, economics, and advocacy, and Director of the Citizen Climate Cost Project (CCCP). The CCCP is a unique collaboration between high school students, academics, citizens and civil society institutions estimating local economic costs of climate change in American communities.
Kevin Cromar, Ph.D., Assistant Professor (Research) at the Nelson Institute for Environmental Medicine at NYU School of Medicine, is an environmental epidemiologist specializing in exposure assessment and human health impacts of air pollution. His recent research has focused on identifying sub-populations susceptible to the adverse effects of air pollution. Dr. Cromar has collaborated with Policy Integrity on a number of original research projects since 2008 including a study on the health risks of residual oil combustion that led to the passage of two new city regulations controlling residual oil use in New York City. Dr. Cromar’s experience with translational research and environmental health policy includes receiving a Clinical and Translational TL1 Fellowship, receiving a Ruth L. Kirchstein National Service Training Award, and currently serving on the NYU NIEHS community outreach and education core (COEC) internal advisory board.
Gonzalo Moyano joined Policy Integrity in August 2009 and is currently an adjunct fellow in Santiago, Chile. He is recent graduate of NYU Law’s Master of Laws (LLM) program and also holds a LLB from the University of Chile School of Law, where he is a faculty member. He is the author of several articles regarding zoning, environmental assessment, transport infrastructure, and conservation of natural resources.