Tongtan "Bert" Chantarat

Research Scientist
Center for Antiracism Research for Health Equity
School of Public Health
Biography

Tongtan “Bert” Chantarat is a research scientist at the Center for Antiracism Research for Health Equity, University of Minnesota School of Public Health. 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 Minnesota Population Center. He currently serves on the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science blog editorial board and was a member of the AcademyHealth Disparities Interest Group advisory committee. Dr. Chantarat earned a Ph.D. in Health Services Research, Policy, and Administration from the University of Minnesota in 2021 and an M.P.H. in Epidemiology from Columbia University in 2009.