Nick Obradovich is a quantitative social scientist who works at the intersection of climate and human society.
Nick holds a PhD from the University of California, San Diego and completed his postdoctoral training at Harvard University’s Kennedy School. He previously worked as a research scientist at the MIT Media Lab and holds an appointment as Senior Research Scientist and Principal Investigator at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development. He is also the Human-Environmental Systems Fellow at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and is a research affiliate at MIT’s Environmental Solutions Initiative.
Nick’s climate research explores the human dimensions of warming. He has uncovered climatic effects on mental health and well-being, mobility, physical activity, and sleep as well as daily governance, democratic turnover, and civil conflict. He has also studied climate-related political behaviors, attitudes, and adaptation of climate expectations as well as the use of social media data to assess disaster damage and flood incidence. His work regularly appears in top academic journals and in major media outlets.
After years of cataloguing the threats climate change poses to humanity, he's now working on solutions.