Drew Shindell

Nicholas Professor of Earth Sciences

Nicholas School of the Environment

Earth and Climate Sciences Division

Drew Shindell is Nicholas Professor of Earth Science at Duke University. From 1995 to 2014 he was at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. His research group focuses on quantifying the impacts on human health, agricultural yields, climate and the economy of policies that might be put into place to mitigate climate change or improve air quality. Within health, his past work has emphasized the role of exposure to heat and air pollution (PM2.5 and ozone) on mortality, morbidity and labor.

He is an author on >275 peer-reviewed publications, received awards from Scientific American, NASA, the NSF and the EPA, and is a fellow of AGU and AAAS. He has testified before both houses of the US Congress (at the request of both parties), developed a climate change course with the American Museum of Natural History and made numerous media appearances as part of his outreach efforts. He chaired the 2011 UNEP/WMO Integrated Assessment of Black Carbon and Tropospheric Ozone, was a Coordinating Lead Author of the 2013 Fifth Assessment Report of the IPCC and of the 2018 IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C and chaired the 2021 Global Methane Assessment from UNEP/CCAC. He chairs the Scientific Advisory Panel to the Climate and Clean Air Coalition and serves on the Science Advisory Board of the US EPA.