Patrick Bodilly Kane

Policy Researcher

Patrick Bodilly Kane, Ph.D., is a policy researcher on The Water Institute’s Planning and Policy team, where he focuses on robust decision-making, risk perception, and policy development. Prior to working at the Institute, Patrick’s research has examined how risk perceptions impact decisions on topics ranging from climate change to COVID-19. Since coming to the Institute, Patrick’s research has focused on quantifying the impacts of policy, including developing consequence modeling in support of flood risk analysis and benefit-cost analysis for green infrastructure. Patrick also focuses on robust decision-making analysis, a model-based approach for understanding uncertain systems, which he has applied in the domain of emissions reduction, stormwater management and the management of the Mississippi River.