Carnegie Mellon University

Gabrielle Wong-Parodi

Gabrielle Wong-Parodi

Assistant Research Professor, Department of Engineering and Public Policy

Address Department of Engineering and Public Policy
Carnegie Mellon University
Baker Hall 129
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

  • Research Scientist, Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University (2013-present)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University (2011-2013)
  • Principal Research Associate, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2004-2011)

Courses Taught

  • Instructor, Communication Design and Analysis, Carnegie Mellon University (Spring 2013)
  • Guest Lecturer, Communicating about Climate Change, at the Summer Center for Climate, Energy, and Environmental Decision Making, Carnegie Mellon University (Summer 2012)
  • Graduate student instructor, Senior Research Seminar in Environmental Science, part A (Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2009
  • Graduate student instructor, Senior Research Seminar in Environmental Science, part B (Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010)
  • Tutor, Statistics, community college students (Fall 2000, Spring 2001)

Education

  • Ph.D. UC Berkeley, Energy and Resources Group, Risk theory, Risk perceptions and communication (December 2011). Thesis advisor: Isha Ray
  • M.A. UC Berkeley, Energy and Resources Group, Risk perceptions and communication (May 2007). Thesis advisors: Isha Ray and Alex Farrell
  • B.A. UC Berkeley, Psychology, High honors (May 2003).

Research

Research focuses on applying behavioral decision research methods to promote environmental sustainability and community resiliency. Application areas include energy resources, climate change adaptation and mitigation, and public health.

Projects

Courses Taught

  1. Instructor, Communication Design and Analysis, Carnegie Mellon University (Spring 2013)
  2. Guest Lecturer, Communicating about Climate Change, at the Summer Center for Climate, Energy, and Environmental Decision Making, Carnegie Mellon University (Summer 2012)
  3. Graduate student instructor, Senior Research Seminar in Environmental Science, part A (Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2009
  4. Graduate student instructor, Senior Research Seminar in Environmental Science, part B (Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010)
  5. Tutor, Statistics, community college students (Fall 2000, Spring 2001)

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. Wong-Parodi, G., Fischhoff, B. & Strauss, B. Resilience vs. Adaptation: Induced and natural framing, Nature Climate Change, In preparation for December 2013 submission.
  2. Wong-Parodi, G., Fischhoff, B. & Strauss, B. Designing for usefulness: A coastal flooding decision aid, Nature Climate Change, In preparation for November 2013 submission.
  3. Israel, A., Wong-Parodi, G., Webler, T. & Stern, P. Concerns about risks of shale gas development among interested and affected parties, Environmental Science and Technology, Under review.
  4. Wong-Parodi, G. & Strauss, B. A story of collaboration for science communication,Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Under review.
  5. Bruine de Bruin, W., Wong-Parodi, G. & Morgan, G. Public perceptions of flood risk and the role of climate change, Risk Analysis, Under review.
  6. Canfield, C., Bruine de Bruin, W. & Wong-Parodi, G. Redesigning Bills: The Effect of Format on Responses to Electricity Use Information, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, Revise and resubmit.
  7. Bruine de Bruin, W. & Wong-Parodi, G. (In press). The role of initial impressions in responses to educational communications: The case of carbon capture and sequestration, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied.
  8. Wong-Parodi, G., Bruine de Bruin, W. & Canfield, C. (2013). Effects of simplifying outreach materials for energy conservation programs that target low-income consumers, Energy Policy, 62, 1157-1164.
  9. Wong-Parodi, G., Bruine de Bruin, W. & Canfield, C. (2013). Effects of simplifying outreach materials for energy conservation programs that target low-income consumers, Energy Policy, 62, 1157-1164.
  10. Krishnamurti, T., Davis, A. L., Wong-Parodi, G., Wang, J., & Canfield, C. (2013). Creating an in-home display: Experimental evidence and guidelines for design.Applied Energy, 108, 448-458.
  11. Wong-Parodi, G., Dowlatabadi, H., McDaniels, T. & Ray, I. (2011). Influencing attitudes towards carbon capture and sequestration: A social marketing approach. Environmental Science and Technology, 45(16), 6743-51.
  12. Wong-Parodi, G. & Ray, I. (2009). Community perceptions of carbon sequestration: Insights from California. Environmental Research Letters, 4.
  13. Bradbury, J., Ray, I., Peterson, T.R., Wong-Parodi, G. & Feldpausch, A. (2009). The role of social factors in shaping public perceptions of CCS: Results of multi-state focus group interviews in the U.S. Energy Procedia, 1, 4665-72.
  14. Lekov, A., Franco, V., Wong-Parodi, G.McMahon, J. & Chan, P. (2009). Economics of residential gas furnaces and water heaters in U.S. new construction market. Energy Efficiency, 3(3), 203-22.
  15. Wong-Parodi, G., Ray, I. & Farrell, A. (2008). Environmental non-governmental organizations’ perceptions of geologic sequestration. Environmental Research Letters, 3.
  16. Wong-Parodi, G., Dale, L. & Lekov, A. (2006). Comparing price forecast accuracy of natural gas models and futures markets. Energy Policy, 34(18), 4115-22.

Reports

  1. Carr, A., Wong-Parodi, G., Itaoka, K., Saito, A., Dowd, A., Rodriguez, S. & Ray, I. (2010). Investigating carbon capture and storage (CCS) opinions via survey and focus group methods: An experimental comparison in Australia, Japan, and the United States of America. Report No. EP 11942. The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia.
  2. Lekov, A., Sturges, A. & Wong-Parodi, G.(2010). Impacts of imported liquefied natural gas on residential appliance components: Literature review. June, 1, 2010. Report No. LBNL-2906E. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, CA.
  3. Wong-Parodi, G., Lekov, A. & Dale, L. (2005). Natural gas price forecasting – AEO versus Henry Hub. February 9, 2005. Report No. LBNL-5780. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA.