Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

Jordan Clark

Senior Policy Associate


Jordan Clark is a senior policy associate for the Heat Policy Innovation Hub and the Water Policy Program at the Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability at Duke University. He is a climatologist whose work is at the intersection of climate and health, with a focus on the effects of extreme heat.
Prior to his work at the Institute, Jordan completed his PhD in Geography at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, during which he worked with NOAA’s Southeast Regional Climate Center and Carolinas Integrated Sciences and Assessments. His graduate research focused on linking heat stress indices directly to health outcomes, assessing microclimatic variations in heat stress using wet bulb globe temperature (WBGT), and developing a forecast tool to predict WBGT across the eastern two-thirds of the United States.