Senior Data Scientist, Science Office
Stacy Woods specializes in the application of data science—from defining the problem domain to data collection, management, analysis, interpretation, and communication—in environmental litigation. She has served as an expert witness and science advisor on numerous state and federal cases with NRDC’s litigation team, including the landmark Flint water case (Concerned Pastors for Social Action v. Khouri). Woods also directs the Data Hub Initiative for NRDC’s Science Office. Her scientific research employs spatial statistics and GIS to investigate diverse environmental health issues, from predicting lead pipe locations in Flint to quantifying pesticide runoff hazards to manatees in Florida. Prior to joining NRDC, Woods worked for the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and she was a Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy fellow at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. She holds a Ph.D. in environmental health engineering and a master's of public health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she was a Brown scholar in community health. She is based in NRDC’s New York office.