Christopher L. Cummings

North Carolina State University

Christopher L. Cummings serves as a Social Science contractor to support the development, management, and execution of various projects related to nanotechnology, biotechnology, and resilience for the United States Army Corp of Engineers’ (USACE) Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) and the Risk and Decision Science (RaDS) Team. Previously, he was an Assistant Professor at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore—a top-ranked university in Asia and among the top 15 in the world where he also served as the Director of the International Strategic Communication Management program. Dr. Cummings’ work focuses on developing risk assessment and management theory, advancing public engagement with science, and improving public health decision making across the life span. He is the founder of Secondary Risk Theory, and his work has been featured in applied science and health venues including the Journal of Nanoparticle Research; Nanotoxicology; Environment Systems and Decisions; Risk Analysis; Journal of Risk Research; Regulation and Governance; and PLOS One, among others. Dr. Cummings is also the co-Editor, along with Dr. Benjamin Trump, Dr. Igor Linkov, and Dr. Jennifer Kuzma, of the recent book Synthetic Biology 2020: Frontiers in Risk Analysis and Governance