Halina Brown is an Associate Fellow at the Tellus Institute and Professor Emerita of Environmental Science and Policy at Clark University. She is currently a chairperson of the Citizens Commission on Energy in Newton, Massachusetts, and played a leading role in producing the Newton Climate Action Plan. Her scholarly research has included environmental risk assessment, national and international environmental policy, corporate environmental management, the institutionalization of sustainability reporting, socio-technical transitions, and sustainable consumption. She has served as a chief toxicologist at the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, a visiting professor at several universities, and a member of numerous committees of the National Academy of Sciences. She is a co-founder of the Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative (SCORAI) and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the International Society for Risk Analysis. She received a PhD in chemistry from New York University in 1976.