Tongtan “Bert” Chantarat is a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Antiracism Research for Health Equity, University of Minnesota. As a multidisciplinary quantitative scholar, he seeks to understand the mechanisms that produce and reinforce racial health inequities and how to disrupt them. His current research focuses on operationalizing and measuring structural racism and developing modeling approaches to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of seemingly non-health policies on population health. His work was supported by NIOSH, HRSA, and the Minnesota Population Center. Mr. Chantarat earned a Ph.D. in Health Services Research, Policy, and Administration from the University of Minnesota and an M.P.H. in Epidemiology from Columbia University. He was the recipient of the Alice S. Hersh Student Scholarship in 2020 and served on the Disparities Interest Group Advisory Committee from 2019 to 2021.

Authored by Tongtan (Bert) Chantarat, Ph.D., M.P.H.

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Diversity and Inclusion in Health Services and Policy Research: Then, Now, and the Future

Addressing racism requires a diverse health services research (HSR) workforce. A team of researchers is now fielding a survey on perceptions of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The eventual findings will help address the lack of progress in in the HSR field.