Dr. Segrè Cohen’s interdisciplinary research is at the intersection of psychology, science communication, and decision-making about sustainability, the environment, and human health. Her overarching research goal is to translate science into action.
In particular, she addresses questions about how science and technology are perceived and understood by the public, and the implications of these cognitive processes for how science is used to inform behavior and address polarizing policy issues such as climate change and environmental justice.
Prior to coming to UO, Alex served as the Director of Operations at the nonprofit, Our Climate Voices, where she was actively involved in the environmental justice movement, climate storytelling, and centering those at the forefront of climate crises. Alex was also a Science Assistant at the National Science Foundation.