The Dr. Lucy Jones Center for Science and Society was founded in 2016 by Dr. Lucy Jones after more than three decades of public service as a seismologist with the US Geological Survey. Our mission is to foster the understanding and application of scientific information in the creation of more resilient communities.
What We Do
Working with both public and private sectors, the Center increases communities’ ability to adapt and be resilient to the dynamic changes in the surrounding world. We help scientists become better communicators of their results and help decision-makers understand how they can partner with scientists and use results of scientific studies to make better informed and strategic decisions.
The Center focuses on activities that further actual risk reduction. Working across the United States, our aim is to understand and communicate where the greatest vulnerabilities lie and what actions can be taken to reduce the risks that are the most impactful and cost-effective.
Recent projects include working with dozens of southern California cities to understand and implement resilience policies, the development of the CA Economic Resilience Coalition to advance statewide resilience objectives, and crafting community-based resilience programs to empower non-profit organizations to initiate resilience for vulnerable communities.