Claire Horwell is president-elect and founding leader of AGU’s GeoHealth section and sits on the AGU Council. She is a professor of geohealth at Durham University, UK, where she researches the health hazards and impacts of air pollution, particularly from volcanic eruptions. As an interdisciplinary scientist, she works across the Earth, health, and social sciences to improve community protection from exposures to harmful particles. Horwell is founder and director of the International Volcanic Health Hazard Network, an organization which provides public information and advises governments on how to prepare for the health impacts of eruptions. She has advised governmental agencies in the UK, United States, Singapore, and Indonesia as well as the World Health Organization and provincial, national and international non-governmental organizations.
Department of Earth Sciences and Institute of Hazard, Risk & Resilience, Durham University, UK