Lisa Goddard Obituary – Death, how did Lisa Goddard die? Cause of death

By | January 15, 2022

Lisa Goddard Obituary, Death – With heavy hearts this morning, we share news that Lisa Goddard died on January 13. Lisa had been at IRI since its founding, and served as Director from 2012-2020. She was a brilliant scientist, and more importantly, a wonderful colleague, mentor and friend to many of us.

It is with great sadness that we share the news that Dr. Lisa Goddard died on January 13, after a long battle with cancer. Lisa had been at IRI since its founding, and served as Director from 2012-2020. She was internationally recognized for her work in climate science and climate services. She was a pioneer in seasonal climate forecasting, and led key research on El Niño and La Niña.

Lisa Goddard Obituary – Death, how did Lisa Goddard die? Cause of death

Her contributions to our understanding of climate cannot be overstated, nor can her commitment to ensuring that climate information was accessible and meaningful to decision makers across the globe. She was a brilliant scientist, and more importantly, a wonderful colleague, mentor and friend to many of us. Her spirit continues to guide us.