Edward Maibach
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Edward Maibach

Member, National Academy of Medicine
Distinguished University Professor
Director of the Center for Climate Change Communication
George Mason University


Edward Maibach is a Distinguished University Professor and Director of the Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University. His research focuses on public understanding of climate change and strategies for enhancing it. Maibach co-directs the Climate Change in the American Mind polling project (with Yale’s Anthony Leiserowitz), is principal investigator of Climate Matters, a climate reporting resources program that supports TV weathercasters as local climate educators, and helps direct the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health, an educational initiative that currently involves 37 national medical societies. Maibach is a fellow of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science and serves on the Board of Directors of the Global Climate and Health Alliance. In 2023, he was elected a member of the National Academy of Medicine.


  • Ph.D., Communication Science, Stanford University
  • M.P.H., Public Health, San Diego State University
  • B.S., University of California (San Diego)

    Climate change, public health, communication