Ryan CalderIn Fall 2020, I will be joining the Department of Population Health Sciences at Virginia Tech as Assistant Professor of Environmental Health and Policy. I am very interested in meeting prospective students (MS/MPH/PhD) and postdocs whose interests line up with what you read here!

My work integrates emerging science and new data into forecasting and decision support tools for environment, human health and resource development. I am broadly interested in environmental and resource decision-making and systems analysis (quantitative) and understanding and shaping environmental policy (qualitative).

I am currently a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Duke University, based in the Modeling of Environmental Decisions and Risks (MERDG) lab directed by Prof. Mark Borsuk.

I completed my doctoral work at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (in collaboration with the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering) in the Biogeochemistry of Global Contaminants lab directed by Prof. Elsie Sunderland. I hold master and bachelor degrees in civil engineering from Concordia University, Canada, where I was supervised by Profs. Ketra Schmitt and Sam Li.

Before my doctoral work I worked as an engineer in environmental consulting and an analyst in government. I still maintain an active interest in developing research questions around concrete case studies and in knowledge translation and policy development.