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COVID-19 Vaccines from a Risk-Based Perspective (5/25/2021) What does vaccination development look like from a risk-based perspective? Seth Guikema, Ph.D., University of Michigan, talks with Ben Trump, a member of the Army Corps of Engineers, about the complex process of COVID-19 vaccine development. Between accounting for technical science perspectives, considering various forms of regulatory approval, and addressing risk assessment-based challenges, parsing through the process for COVID-19 emergency use vaccination efforts can seem arduous. Disclaimer: Opinions are the speakers’ alone, and not representative of the US Government or any state government.

Texas Energy Crisis – Sustainability vs. Resilience, a Risk Perspective (4/30/2021) What happens when the power grid fails and resilience is lacking? Seth Guikema, Ph.D., University of Michigan and Mark H. Weir, Ph.D., The Ohio State University, have a timely conversation about the Texas Energy Crisis with Roshi Nateghi, Ph.D., who teaches industrial engineering at Purdue University and particularly focuses on infrastructure sustainability and resilience. They discuss the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) oversight on the bulk power system and what happens when their resilience falls under the jurisdiction of states when it comes to distribution systems. Simple assignment of blame is incorrect and counterproductive, and through risk sciences, can be avoided.

Compound Hazards: Should I Stay or Should I Go? (6/25/2020) Robyn Wilson, Ph.D., Ohio State University, and Gina Eosco, Ph.D., NOAA, discuss compound hazards and how that impacts the decision making process for individuals and communities when threatened by both extreme weather events and COVID-19. What actions should people take when faced with both evacuation and stay-at-home orders?

COVID-19 Impacts on Risk Research (5/28/2020) Four panelists discuss the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on their research projects in various disciplines of risk analysis. Panelists: Gabrielle Wong-Parodi, Ph.D., Stanford University, Khara Grieger, Ph.D., North Carolina State University, Mark Borsuk, Ph.D., Duke University, and Roshanak Nateghi, Ph.D., Purdue University

Insights into Reopening the Economy (5/15/2020) Robin Cantor, Ph.D., and Dubravka Tosic, Ph.D., Berkeley Research Group, discuss how businesses and non-profits can begin to re-open and regain their customers post-COVID-19.

COVID-19 Pandemic: Is History Doomed to Repeat Itself? (4/29/20) Vicki Bier, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, discusses lessons learned from the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic.

New Challenges for Risk Analysis from COVID-19 (4/15/20) Rae Zimmerman, Ph.D., research professor at NYU Wagner, discusses the new challenges for risk analysts posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, from a NYC perspective. 

Emerging Health Technologies: Do The Risks Outweigh The Rewards? (6/11/19) Sally Wyatt, Ph.D., Maastricht University, and Marie-Valentine Florin, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), discuss direct-to-consumer genetic testing and human genome editing with an overarching theme of risk vs. reward. This episode is hosted by Catherine Wong, University of Luxembourg. 

Risk Communication on Social Media: Making Your Messages Go Further (10/1/18) Sarah Vos, Ph.D., a research analyst at the University of Kentucky, and Jeannette Sutton, Ph.D., an associate professor at the University of Kentucky, discuss risk communication on social media and the factors that increase the likelihood of a message being shared and re-tweeted. 

Facing Extreme Weather: How do YOU Prepare? (9/10/18)

How Do We Determine if Our Food is Safe (8/13/18)

Building Urban Resilience (7/30/2018)

Risk Science and the Regulatory Environment (7/16/18)

A Paradigm Shift in Injury Risk Reduction (7/2/18)

Emotions Control Your Appetite for Risk (6/18/18)

Power Systems Resilience: Can We Rely on Renewables? (6/4/18)

Boundaries in Risk Analysis: What’s In and What’s Out? (5/21/18)

Infrastructure Management: Communities Can Profit From Diaster (5/7/18)

Clearing House at the EPA: An Attack on Science (4/23/18)

The Preservation of a Culture (4/9/18)

We’ve Been Underestimating Climate Change (3/27/18)

The Uncertainty Component (3/27/18)