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Job Title
Research Physical Scientist
Science Directorate of NASA Langley Research Center
Program Role
Associate Program Manager


Laura Judd is an Associate Program Manager for the Health and Air Quality Applications in the Earth Action Program of the NASA Earth Science Division. This program promotes innovative and practical uses of NASA Earth science observations and capabilities to enhance decision making by public and private organizations, particularly involving air pollution, environmental health, and infectious diseases.

In her role, Laura helps manage a portfolio of Health and Air Quality projects focused on the implementation of air quality standards, policy, and regulations for economic and human welfare. Additionally, she dedicates half of her time to the planning and execution of airborne air quality research campaigns and conducts research integrating surface, airborne, and satellite-based observations to explore new methods for using high spatial and temporal satellite observations to better understand air quality challenges.

Laura has a bachelor's degree in Meteorology/Climatology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a PhD in Atmospheric Science from the University of Houston. From 2016-2019, she completed a NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellowship (NPP) working at NASA Langley Research Center. In 2022, she was awarded NASA Early Career Achievement Medal in recognition of outstanding early career service to NASA in advancing innovative and practical uses of Earth Science observations for improving air quality research and decision-making.