Sabrina McCormick

Sabrina McCormick, PhD, fuses sociology, public health, the law and filmmaking to address the climate crisis. She produces climate content and is Director of the Climate Media Lab at George Washington University where she oversees work to identify impacts and iterate improved outcomes of climate content. As an expert, McCormick has published widely, most recently in Science, Nature, and Climatic Change, and has advised the Obama White House, Congress and the State Department. Her first scripted feature, SEQUESTRADA, premiered at the Beijing International Film Festival, starring Tim Blake Nelson and indigenous non-actor Kamodjara Xipaia. McCormick was Producer on segments of the series, THE YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY, that won the Emmy for Best Documentary Series in 2014, producing stories starring Matt Damon and Michael C. Hall, and has produced and directed several other documentary projects. Dr. McCormick was a Lead Author on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a Science & Technology Policy Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholar, and a Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center. She is currently a member of the Climate Communication Initiative for the National Academies of Sciences. Dr. McCormick’s work is regularly featured in the media. She is Associate Professor at Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University and Senior Fellow at Wharton at the University of Pennsylvania.

Describe the Impact of a Project you’re focused on.

I develop content to catalyze action on climate change by expanding public consciousness and emoting solutions.

What results do you hope for when the impact is amplified?

We hope to move faster and reach wider audiences!

What do you have to offer as a connector? What can you give as expertise to others?

I am widely connected in the climate change community and can offer expertise about related issues, including how we tell stories and communicate to audiences.