Christopher Reddy

Scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution interested in marine pollution and communicating science (and a being a slightly older dad).

Chris Reddy is a senior scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in Woods Hole, MA. His work focuses on marine pollution and communicating science outside of the Ivory Tower. Reddy has published over 160 peer-reviewed manuscripts and holds four US patents.

Reddy earned an executive certificate in Management and Leadership from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the recipient of the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, an Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellow, and was named a Kavli Fellow in 2009, 2010, and 2011, which is the National Academy of Science’s premiere recognition for distinguished young scientists under 45 years of age. He was honored with the Patterson Award, which is bestowed annually to an international scientist who leads an innovative breakthrough of fundamental significance in environmental geochemistry, particularly in service to society.

He received his BS in chemistry from Rhode Island College and PhD in chemical oceanography at the Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island. He has testified before Congress several times and frequently briefs members of the executive branch, written over 25 opinion pieces about science and policy, and given 100s of interviews for print, radio, and television.

A first-time dad at 44-yrs old, he also writes about his experiences of being a Dad, first, and scientist, second. Opinions expressed by Reddy are solely his own and do not express the views or opinions of his employer or other entities.