Qing Miao is an Associate Professor of Public Policy at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Her research areas include disaster policy and emergency management, climate resilience and adaptation, public finance, and technology policy. Her current work focuses on disaster finance by examining the fiscal impacts of natural disasters and assessing the welfare and equity implications of federal disaster aid programs. She also examines technological innovations related to climate adaptation and mitigation and how public policies can affect innovation of climate technologies. Her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Energy and Department of Transportation, and published in the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Risk Analysis, Natural Hazards Review, Land Economics, National Tax Journal, and Public Finance Review among many others. In 2020, she was selected as a Fellow for the NSF-funded Enabling the Next Generation of Hazards and Disasters Researchers Program. Qing received her Ph.D. in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University and a Master’s in Public Policy from the University of Michigan.