Dr. Molly Jahn is a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she holds appointments in the Department of Agronomy, the Nelson Institute, and the Global Health Institute. She is also appointed Joint Faculty at the US Department of Energy Oak Ridge National Laboratory where she chairs the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Energy and Environmental Sciences Directorate and sits on the Lab Director’s Committee.
Dr. Jahn researches dairy sustainability, food security, food systems, and national security interests, and heads a global research alliance supported by the Skoll Global Threats Fund aimed at catalyzing decision-relevant science and engineering to better characterize and manage systemic risk at the land/water/energy/human security nexus. She has written more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and has over 60 active commercial licenses. She has served on numerous boards and scientific advisory panels around the world including the US National Academies of Science Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, NASA’s Applied Sciences Advisory Committee, the Santa Fe Institute Science Board, the CGIAR Consortium Board.