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Building Interdisciplinary Research Teams
May 9, @2:15pm

 Kate Clancy, Ph.D.

Food Systems Consultant and Visiting Scholar at the Center for a Livable Future Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health

Kate Clancy is currently a food systems consultant, Visiting Scholar at the Center for a Livable Future Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, and is affiliated with Tufts University Friedman School and the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture (she resides in University Park, Maryland). She earned her doctorate in Nutrition at the University of California, Berkeley. She has held full-time and sabbatical positions at four Universities: Cornell, Syracuse Wisconsin and Minnesota. Her resume also includes positions at a federal government agency, several non-profits, and she has served on a number of boards. Clancy developed a graduate course on food systems in 1982 and since then has published, taught, spoken, and consulted widely on alternative agricultures, food systems, and food policy with government agencies, universities, and nonprofits around the country. She is a co-founder of the Agriculture of the Middle Initiative and a co-author with Kathy Ruhf of A Regional Imperative. Her current interests are applying systems thinking to food systems research, the development of regional food systems, and the interdisciplinary research and practices needed to advance agriculture and food systems policy as they relate to public health and climate change.

In the session, we will discuss many facets of inter- and trans-disciplinary research including their benefits, ingredients of success, processes, models, and challenges.

This workshop will be live-streamed and recorded. To ensure a comfortable and safe environment, the UEC is requesting that the workshop portion of the event remain intimate at a 30-person capacity.