Laura Judd is an Associate Program Manager for the Health and Air Quality Applications in the Applied Sciences 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 air quality remote sensing research focused on interpreting spatiotemporal patterns of emissions in polluted regions, satellite validation strategies, and preparing for geostationary air quality observations.
Laura entered the NASA family in 2012 through NASA’s Student Airborne Research Program (SARP). Since then, she has participated in several air quality research campaigns including DISCOVER-AQ, the Lake Michigan Ozone Study, and the Long Island Sound Tropospheric Ozone Study.
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.