Ann Bostrom

Weyerhaeuser Endowed Professor of Environmental Policy, Evans School of Public Policy & Governance

University of Washington

Ann Bostrom is the Weyerhaeuser endowed Professor of Environmental Policy at the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy & Governance at the University of Washington. Dr. Bostrom researches mental models of hazardous processes (how people understand and make decisions about risks). She has authored or contributed to numerous publications, including Risk Communication: A Mental Models Approach (Cambridge University Press, 2001). Dr. Bostrom holds a Ph.D. in policy analysis from Carnegie Mellon University, an M.B.A. from Western Washington University, and a B.A. in creative writing from the University of Washington. She completed postdoctoral studies in Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University and in cognitive aspects of survey methodology at the Bureau of Labor Statistics. She is a Fellow and elected member of the Board of Directors for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and past Chair of AAAS Section K (Social, Economic, and Political Sciences), a Fellow and past President of the Society for Risk Analysis, and was elected in 2014 to the Washington State Academy of Sciences.