Nancy Beller-Simms

Program Manager, Sector Applications Research Program
P: (301) 734-1205
F: (301) 713-0518

Nancy Beller-Simms is the Program Manager for the Sectoral Applications Research Program (SARP). Her primary research interest is within the field of natural hazards, specifically with global change and mitigation, preparation, adaptation, and vulnerability issues. She also has an interest in environmental education. She is a geographer with a Ph.D. and B.S. from the University of Maryland and an M.S. from the University of Michigan.


Climate Program Office
1315 East-West Hwy, Suite 1100
Silver Spring, MD 20910


Americans’ health, security and economic wellbeing are tied to climate and weather. Every day, we see communities grappling with environmental challenges due to unusual or extreme events related to climate and weather. In 2017, the United States experienced a record-tying 16 climate- and weather-related disasters where overall costs reached or exceeded $1 billion. Combined, these events claimed 362 lives, and had significant economic effects on the areas impacted, costing more than $306 billion. Businesses, policy leaders, resource managers and citizens are increasingly asking for information to help them address such challenges.