Elizabeth Losos is a senior fellow at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University. She has been exploring policies to mitigate the environmental and social risks from large-scale infrastructure projects in the transportation and energy sectors. Her current work is focusing on promoting the development of sustainable infrastructure as a critical element of the post-COVID-19 recovery. Dr. Losos and her colleagues at Duke University and the UN Environment Program are leading the Sustainable Infrastructure Community of Learners (SI-CoL), an international network of individuals and organizations dedicated to building capacity development for sustainable infrastructure development.
Dr. Losos formerly was president and CEO of the Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) and the director of the Smithsonian Institution’s Center for Tropical Forest Science. She holds a Ph.D. in biology and a M.P.A in international development from Princeton University and a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University.