Anne Wein

U.S. Geological Survey

Anne Wein cares about using scientific information in decisions that reduce natural hazard risks. She is a project lead and researcher with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in the Western Geographic Science Center, Moffett Field, California. She coordinates research to transform natural hazard information and data into societal consequences and to communicate scientific information. Wein works at the interfaces of disciplines (e.g., between engineering and economics), between theory and practice, using quantitative and qualitative methods.

Wein has coordinated analyses of multiple hazard scenarios with societal consequences for the 2008 ShakeOut earthquake, 2011 ARkStorm winter storm, and 2013 SAFRR Tsunami in California. Currently, she is co-leading the Bay Area HayWired scenario, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake on the Hayward fault with an aftershock sequence. The HayWired economic impact analyses are co-produced with regional economists in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wein received a 2010 Success Story award for advancing the goals of the USGS Science Strategy through the development and execution of the ShakeOut Scenario and Exercise. She represented Societal Impacts in the 2013 USGS Hazards Science Strategy Plan. Recently, she and the HayWired scenario team received an award from the Bay Area Association of Governments/Metropolitan Transportation Commission for producing the most detailed earthquake scenario for use in their regional planning. REMI Inc. honored the HayWired economic impact analysis led by the Association of Bay Area Governments with a Silver George I. Treyz Award.

Wein holds a PhD in decision science from the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, 1988.