Lisa Reyes Mason

Lisa Reyes Mason

Associate Professor with tenure

What I do

The climate crisis is here. I partner with people and organizations to create a healthier, more sustainable and just world.

Professional Biography

Associate Professor Lisa Reyes Mason studies climate change as an urgent social justice issue through community engaged and interdisciplinary research. Her scholarship includes the health and financial impacts of weather extremes, social equity aspects of technological solutions for the climate crisis, and clean energy for all.

Mason co-edited the book People and Climate Change: Vulnerability, Adaptation, and Social Justice (Oxford University Press, 2019). She also co-leads the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare’s grand challenge to Create Social Responses to a Changing Environment.

Mason is often found collaborating across disciplines with climatologists, engineers, and public health scholars. She embraces team science and impact beyond the academy in her pursuits of scholarship for the public good.


  • Ph.D., Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis, 2013
  • MSW, Washington University in St. Louis, 2003
  • BA, University of Pennsylvania, 1998