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Jacqueline R. Meszaros

Jacqueline R. Meszaros
Science and Technology Advisor
Natural Hazards, Disasters and Resilience
Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation
Directorate for Engineering
National Science Foundation (NSF)
2415 Eisenhower Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22314
(702) 292-7261

Jacqueline (“Jack”) Meszaros is NSF’s Science and Technology Advisor for Natural Hazards, Disasters and Resilience, coordinating disaster-relevant interagency and cross-directorate activities across the Foundation. From 2015-2019, she served as the Senior Policy Advisor and Assistant Director for Natural Hazards Resilience at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). She has provided science advice to the National Academy of Sciences and NASA, among others. Prior to serving in OSTP, from 2004-2015, Jack was a program director then a policy analyst for NSF and the National Science Board.

Before joining NSF, Jack held faculty positions at the University of Washington, Bothell, and Temple University. Her research focused on decision making about ambiguous and low-probability risks, including earthquake, accident, and medical risks. Her research has appeared in the Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Risk Analysis, and the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, among others. In her faculty capacity, Jack was a researcher with the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center, served as an elected officer of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, and an area editor for the INFORMS Journal on Applied Analytics.

Ph.D. Social Systems Sciences, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
M.S. Operations Research, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
B.A. University of Pennsylvania 

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