Sabine Loos

Natural Hazards Center

Sabine Loos is a Mendenhall Fellow with the United States Geological Survey in collaboration with the Natural Hazards Center. She applies risk analysis, statistical learning, and user-centered design techniques to develop tools that inform effective and equitable disaster risk reduction and recovery. Through the lens of data, her work bridges engineering with the natural and social sciences to support the most vulnerable. She has worked across Nepal, Singapore, and New Zealand to gain firsthand experience of the impacts from disasters. The transdisciplinary nature of her work has led her to collaborate with Kathmandu Living Labs, the World Bank, NASA-JPL, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, and others. She also has co-chaired the 2020 and 2021 Natural Hazards Center Researchers' Meetings and co-hosts the Risk & Resilience DAT/Artathon. She is a recipient of the John A. Blume Fellowship in Earthquake Engineering and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. She holds a PhD and master’s degree from Stanford University (2021) and bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Ohio State University (2016).