Howard Botts

Chief Scientist CoreLogic


Dr. Howard Botts is CoreLogic’s Chief Scientist and Executive leader of the Science and Analytics team. Dr. Botts leads climate change and natural hazard science, analytics and geo-spatial professionals who generate and maintain solutions for the insurance, capital markets, mortgage, banking, and energy industries. With more than 30 years of experience in GIS, Dr. Botts is a recognized expert in developing natural hazard risk solutions and his work has been published extensively. He frequently presents to business and professional organizations on a variety of topics, climate change impacts on the real estate ecosystem, natural hazard risk, and weather forensics. Dr. Botts earned both a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts degree in geography from California State University at Northridge and received a Ph.D. in geography from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.