Tracey Holloway

Jeff Rudd and Jeanne Bissell Professor of Energy Analysis and Policy

Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

Dr. Tracey Holloway is the Jeff Rudd and Jeanne Bissell Professor of Energy Analysis and Policy at the University of Wisconsin—Madison, jointly appointed in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and the Department of Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences. Her research is focused on the intersection of air quality, energy, climate, and public health.

Holloway serves as the Team Lead for the NASA Health and Air Quality Applied Sciences Team, which connects NASA data with stakeholder interests in air quality management and public health. She is also the Chair of the Energy Analysis and Policy (EAP) graduate certificate program in the Nelson Institute. The EAP graduate certificate is the only energy-related graduated certificate at UW–Madison.

Holloway is a co-founder and served as the first President of the Earth Science Women’s Network (ESWN), which has a mission of supporting the scientists of today and welcoming a diverse community of scientists for tomorrow. She was the first-ever recipient of the MIT C3E Award in Education and Mentoring, a Stanford University Leopold Leadership Fellow, an AAAS Leshner Leadership Fellow, a TEDx speaker, was awarded the 2018 UW-Madison Undergraduate Research Student Mentoring Award, and she was profiled in Nature for her work with ESWN. Holloway is one of the founding members of Science Moms, a nonpartisan science outreach effort focused on combating climate change. In 2022, Holloway was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in recognition of her leadership in initiatives to connect climate with health.

Dr. Holloway graduated from college with a major in Applied Math from Brown University. She then continued on for a Ph.D. in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences from Princeton University. 

  • Air quality research
  • Atmospheric dynamics
  • Climate change and public health
  • Regional air quality