Genna Reed is the lead science and policy analyst in the Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists. In her role, she researches political and corporate influences on science-informed decision making—working to inform the public about issues where science is stifled or obscured, and to ensure that federal, state, and local policies are based on rigorous, independent science. Before joining UCS, Ms. Reed was a researcher at the public interest non-governmental organization Food & Water Watch, where she worked on sustainable agriculture and food policy. Ms. Reed also served as a National Network for Environmental Management Studies fellow for the Environmental Protection Agency, where she conducted research on state and federal functional assessment tools to preserve the biological integrity of streams and wetlands. Ms. Reed earned an M.A. in environmental policy design and a B.A. in biology and psychology from Lehigh University.
Blog Post List
February 11, 2020
The Trump administration is making parenting significantly harder and putting our kids’ health at risk. In a new report, “Endangering Generations: How the Trump Administration’s Assault on Science Is Harming Children’s Health,” we catalogue a wide range of policy changes that specifically undermine the health and safety of children. UCS is also illustrating these harms with a new storybook, “Breathe in the Smog, Drink In the Lead: A Grim Scary Tale for People Who Care about Kids.” These two new publications tell the story of how dramatically the Trump administration has abandoned the mission...