Date: 6/20 12PM – 1PM EST
Presenter: Ramya Chari
Title: Perspectives on a career in research at the interface of science and policy: translating exposure science research to action
Presenter Bio: Ramya Chari is a policy researcher at the RAND Corporation. Her research focuses on environmental and social determinants of health, public health preparedness, occupational health and well-being, and the development of environmental risk assessment methodologies to inform public policy. Dr. Chari has particular expertise in community-based participatory research methods and is principal investigator of multiple large-scale studies designed to support the development of citizen science and other community efforts to improve disaster preparedness, build community resilience, and address public health problems. She also currently leads projects focused on the conceptual and operational development of tools for the measurement of worker well-being. Dr. Chari received her M.P.H. and Ph.D. in Health Policy and Management from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Session description: The objectives of this session are to: (1) discuss a career path for performing research intended to inform public policies and lessons learned; and (2) describe challenges and opportunities for researchers interested in translating exposure science research into actions.